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Risa Denenberg

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Risa Denenberg

Risa Denenberg is the author of Whirlwind @ Lesbos (Headmistress Press, 2016). She works as a nurse practitioner and lives in Sequim, Washington. 

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How swift, how far
the sea
carries a body from shore.

Empires fail, species are lost,
spotted frogs
and tufted puffins forsaken.

After eons of fauna and flora, hominids have stood
for mere years
baffled brains atop battered shoulders.

In a murky blanket of heavens