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it was near this piece of ocean bed / where their whale ancestors dealt out the sea / as if they were gambling. The post XV appeared first on Guernica.
Detail of Arthur Dove's painting "Pond in Sunlight," 1935. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949 (49.70.80).

Here there was a lagoon that we think was beautiful we think was fresh. We wish we could remember the lagoon like a little garden of tiny fish where the bigger ones got better at eating the rest. Here there was a lagoon and when the water was still there was a river that shaped these rocks round before they became stray shots of an abandoned ripple on the desert.

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