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Rachel Mayfield


on our way to a concert

you put in a CD—

the film scores of John Williams,

your favorite composer.

the Jurassic Park soundtrack

played over the speakers

 as we drove through

 a construction site.


all around us were

industrial behemoths

raising and lowering their

arched necks

taking bites of the earth.

tree-top cherry pickers

made of steel.

we were silent,


millions of years back in time.