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Us and Co. (Tracy K Smith)
Us and Co. (Tracy K Smith)

Us and Co.
by Tracy K Smith

We are here for what amounts to a few hours
a day at most.
We feel around making sense of the terrain
our own new limbs
bumping up against a herd of bodies
until one becomes home.
Moments sweep past. The grass bends
then learns again to stand.