She who brought avocadoes to the sea

Silent-Time,

returning insistently

on anniversaries of light

and dark.

 

Mirror-Time,

encouraging reflection,

but lacking depth

in the sum of its parts.

 

Shadow-Time,

for those with their backs to the Sun

or those looking over their shoulder

to see where they’ve been.

 

History-Time,

which speaks for itself

in the language of the actors,

especially the victors.

 

I could tell you of a time when She brought avocadoes to the sea

but you would only see its shadow in your mirror and be silent

in the presence of an uncommon history.

 

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