JD DeHart

Crust & Mantle

The earth exists in layers,
like teeth,
like the skin, with its tense
surface and soft underneath.
Who knew?

This is the nature of
the earth’s ontology, and just
a good excuse to use
the word ontology.

My life is a series of rows
and hedges, a stream of
fences, each one a little
higher than the last.
I am fortified, but most people
can listen from beneath
at the stage.

Somewhere, there is a warm
center, just the earth
and like many forms of candy.

Copyright © JD DeHart 2018

JD DeHart is a writer and teacher.  He publishes book review at readingandlitresources.blogspot.com.

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