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Joel Sumner Smith

Product Manager @Gatsby focused on cloud native platform.
Analogical thinker in an analytical world.


An Unwritten Elegy

A day is not a dream or a poem,

but perhaps a well placed palm


pressed against a rising wall at dusk;

the sweeping scythe with hushed


tones: gathering, spreading the wheat;

walking interminable furrows to meet


the wilting day, the growing dawn,

both the moment of unborn thought


when wounds like shadows might pierce

the mould, might gut a memory


of other days, of other dawns,

of other gatherings and spreadings.


© 2021, Joel Sumner Smith