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PrintMarjorie Power, Gone Crone
An elk bone
found clean and dry.
Found hiking. Carried home.
A tall vase, empty of flowers,
washed of stems’ murky residue.
A cobalt blue glass vase.
Sunbeams. A picture window.
White bed sheets
on a clothesline, snapping.
Afternoon light
spread all the way out.
An open door. Sand under-
foot. Bare, dry sand
where there used to be slime,
where a sponge once lay.
Yes, I’ve changed. I did warn them.