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Rated: E · Poetry · Regional · #1069886
The prompt was highways and roads. That somehow lead to the stars. Published.

Constellation of the Ox



The old road follows the flint stone path
where oxen forded the Baron Fork.
Along the banks of the Illinois:
all signs lost except this bridge.

What signs are found within our DNA
to tell us we've descended from the star?
What ancient trace can be followed back,
across the bridge from whence we came?

And if we ever find that primordial stream
that flows hidden through our blueblood veins,
will we be greeted by two old ox eyes
fording some long forgotten dream?

Kåre Enga

catalogue number: [162.747]
9 februar 2006

Published in: Kansas English, Vol. 90, no. 2.
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