Could you see it

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Could you see it
if I asked you to accept mere words for visions
and said there were all
the colors of a salt marsh?

If I told you, the sea presses
her white mouth to the earth

where the green of saltgrass
is a thousand yellows
the yellow of the sedge a million greens

and the black small flies revel in the muck
that lies at the roots
while each dragonfly stitches its portion
of the moment?

I am not arguing for or against God
my only revelation is
the blowing fog
the smoking sun.

 

Image: processed version of coastal wetlands image (link), published as public domain image.

 

 

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