A fossil is a history made tangible,
& the flesh is itself a written memory.
DNA, chromosomes, heredity. A species’
history is only as safe as its material body.
Bone, cartilage, sinew. So I say, "our language
is a species that will not be spared extinction."
This feral wind is an autobiography written
into the vertebrae of my aching fossil.
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