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Only an undertaker persists
in the alley of death.
In salt's desert
moonlight will still bloom.
When the bones are gone
anything that remains sleeps in the dust.
I teach the translation of all languages
to the swallows and chickadees.
Show the turtle that you are
slower than he.
If you must know all about the flea
challenge it to a fight.
But the carnation already knows:
you appreciate its scent.
Ori Fienberg lives in Evanston, Ilinois. His poetry, essays, and short stories appear or are forthcoming in many venues including Always Crashing, Cincinnati Review, Essay Daily, Okay Donkey Magazine, Pank, etc. A graduate of the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program, Ori develops resources to support academic integrity for Northeastern University. These poems respond to the corresponding sections in Pablo Neruda's Book of Questions.