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The Pavement by Fiona McHugh

By: Fiona McHugh

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Source: Jacobsburg State Park | Penelope Peru Photography

Poet Fiona McHugh shares with us, “The Pavement,” along with three other deeply brilliant poems that will be featured in the July issue of The Burgundy Zine.

That heavy, sticky tar 
Laid itself down on her, Mother Earth 

It had hardened, after it hurt
Asphalt was too much work to unearth 

Is she suffocating? 
Can you hear her breathing? 

Maybe those parts of her land
Are numb now, and have been abandoned 

When people walk over her, and cars drive by
She feels nothing inside 

The life inside has died
After the pavement had dried


Head on over to Fiona McHugh’s blog for more of her writing and poetry!


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