A Poem by Mary Krane Derr
What Is Your Personal Connection to the Ocean?
posed by the Ocean Conservancy
Birthed out my mother's small
upside-down chalice of it,
I ran down and down to the Sea
to keep on hearing it wavingsss
without fail, through selfsame
saltwater, the Great Great
Original Heartbeat, a pregnant woman's
drummed to some billionth power.
-Originally appeared in Canary: Literary Journal
of the Environmental Crisis, Autumn 2009;
featured by Poets for Living Waters, July 2010.
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