In Amber – Howl Davies

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Do you ever think about
what is trapped in amber?
What were the last thoughts
of the dragonfly
or wasp
before they settled in
for eternity?
Did they feel fear?
Did they lead a full life?
Is the preservation to celebrate what they had done
or to ponder what they couldn’t –
a million years trapped in the trials
that are aught but fleeting obsession.


[Howl Davies is the creator of The Sounds Inside.]

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