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The Roots Know
by
Larry Schug

                                                                      bare
                                                                   bleached
                                                                     bones;
                                                                      bear,
                                                                      bison,
                                                                     beaver,
                                                                    betrayed
                                                                    bowmen,
                                                                      buried
                                                                     beneath
                                                                      broken
                                                                     bluestem,
                                                                      become
                                                            wedded in the wheat.
                                                                          The
                                                                            r
                                                                            o
                                                                            o
                                                                             t
                                                                             s
 
                                                                             k
                                                                             n
                                                                             o
                                                                             w
 
                                                                         e        t
                                                                      r              o
                                                                   e                
                                                                h                       g
                                                             w                           o
 

© by Larry Schug. 
Used with the author’s permission.

 


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 Larry Schug, after a work life of various kinds of manual labor and learning, is retired—a career he says he was born for. Author of seven collections of poetry,  including his newest—At Gloaming, just out this spring—Larry is a volunteer writing tutor at the Writing Center at the College of St. Benedict and a volunteer naturalist at Outdoor U. at St. John's University.  He lives with his wife, dog, and three cats near a large tamarack bog in St. Wendel Township, Minnesota.

 

 



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