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Naturalization (a cento after Snighda Korala: Fragments on Naturalization)

Malus Sieversii,  
your tiny apple seeds
spread long
before I came.

The Silk Road
away from you
tumid with
less blood, grief.

Ad Domestica,
the pale veil of a
whole life waiting—
before that.

(Malus sieversii is a wild apple native to the mountains of Central Asia in southern Kazakhstan. It has recently been shown to be the primary ancestor of most cultivars of the domesticated apple (Ad Domestica). Wikipedia

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One response to “Naturalization (a cento after Snighda Korala: Fragments on Naturalization)”

  1. caroline46 Avatar

    Wonderful of course

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