Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Meredith Stricker: "The End of the World"

has already happened

is happening

here it is
what to prove 

here it is 
no other 
the small coiled teeth
of mollusk radula scraping granite tidepools

seen correctly

every bush
is a burning bush

"The End of the World" by Meredith Stricker. © Meredith Stricker. Published in The Iowa Review (Winter, 2013/14).

Photography credit: Detail from "Radula of Siphopteron quadrispinosum from Koumac," a "scanning electron micrograph" showing some of the outer lateral teeth or "radula" of a variety of mollusk, at a scale of 20 microns, by W. B. Rudman, January 16, 2004.

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