Anarchist Mangroves

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the fiddler crab concurs
that the mangrove is an anarchist,
perfect in its defiance
from that liminal place
between the land and the sea:
trunks bent close to the ground,
roots interlocked like arms in protest
in this creeping war against the tides.
when the sea appears to be winning,
a million middle fingers
shoots through mud,
growing leaves,
extending borders,
giving more life in time.

 

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One thought on “Anarchist Mangroves

  1. I was walking the beach yesterday (Nov 13th) Pawleys Island, SC and came across a mantau crab. Wonder if it was brought here by hurrican Sandy or even if its unusual to site them in this location.

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