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Rosamond S. King

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Rosamond S. King

Rosamond S. King is the author of Rock | Salt | Stone (Nightboat Books, 2017). King teaches at Brooklyn College and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Dead man’s fingers—
short and still
or waving spindles
brain coral,
mountain coral
ground small—they
would be pebbles
if they weren’t shards
hiding places
for trumpet
fish and crabs
live and dead coral
What is sand made of?
Who is to know