The Stones

Has stone howling time come again
Or have they always howled unheard above the tumult
Do the stones only howl when blood splatters
and seeps into their cracks salted by our bitter tears

Ancestors knew that blood fed the soil
Yet salt would ruin it
Now we must discover the proper balance
of blood and salt to continue life

Published via LexPoMo 2021. Image: Johnny Grimes, Flickr