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Primeval rhythms of first life stirring,
the great coupling and uncoupling
with simple separation cell by cell
in the potent mix of land and water,
of fish and worms and birds, and salamanders
breathing through their flesh,
and throaty, glorious frogs
climbing trees to drop
their load of eggs into the waiting water.


Karen R. Porter lives in Mays Landing, New Jersey.