Oodemas laysanensis

Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton
| poetry


I buried the seeds
of my ancestors
in the next generation
but a blight took the harvest
and rodents stole the granary
walls from what they held
now a container’s rolled
onto the shore with a list
of demands and a timeline

Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Tin House, Griffith Review, Prelude, Poetry Salzburg Review, and other publications. He studies political ecology as a Marshall Scholar at the University of Cambridge.

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