Cave Country

Consider the sinkhole formation, the sudden black dot
emerging from green pasture, growing, eating, swallowing.
Cool air spills from below, bends the scorched grass.

Consider the properties of this formation – the presence
of dark, the absence of light, moist ground beneath
the dry surface – a lost trust that the earth

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D.A. Gray spends his time as a full-time graduate student at Texas A&M-Central Texas in the spring and fall, and as an MFA candidate at Sewanee School of Letters in the summer. He has published one book of poetry, Overwatch, and his work can also be found in Grey Sparrow Journal, Bellow, Poetry Salzburg, The Good Men Project, O’Dark Thirty, 94 Creations, and Spark: A Creative Anthology.

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