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Headlamp

by Anne Marie Macari

 

Carrying little, wearing a weak

headlamp, a mile in, stumbling

and wet, the cave walls

like my own insides and I an animal

painted there. Darkness

filling in my cartoon lines, my blank self.

 

Dear Friend, I am inside a hole

in the earth, with pots

of ochre and ash. My offerings—

your hair, the print of my hand.