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Grains of Salt

Jan 27
2015
7:22 am
By Menil

M’Kina Tapscott, Grains of Salt, 2014, mixed media installation. Courtesy of the artist

 

In the sea’s bosom
Salt
is drawn
and from the rock
13 stood
for they are
the salt of the earth
on that
day 1960
each one
unafraid to
confront…
rose from
the silent, landscape of fear/complacency
Sat to never
Crumble,
Never sink,
But like Pillars
Hold the heavy load
Stand as Monuments
13—mountains.
Salt preserves
The Human spirit.
13.

Poem by Thomas Meloncon