by Lita Kurth

After Wislawa Szymborska

Pens write about pens writers about writers
Paper is papered over
pulped to rebirth Roads

lead to other roads We are driven
to drive The sun illumines
lights and lamps Rain waters
a stream Salt is salted in the earth
Wind airs the air

We etch a stone with a stone Can we
hear someone listening know someone
knowing? Believe
someone believing?
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About Lita Kurth

Wisconsin-born Lita Kurth, California-ized over the years, teaches writing formally, informally, and inadvertently. Watch for her DIY online classes on Facebook! Published in three genres and many litmags, she has had two works nominated for a Pushcart Prize and won a 2014 Diana Woods Memorial Prize from Lunchticket. In 2013, she co-founded San Jose's Flash Fiction Forum. She writes or has written for TikkunDaily,,, and San Jose's Metro.

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