Grand Bay

GRAY SPANISH MOSS hangs from the cypresses—

you stroll on an elevated boardwalk over dry swamp,

step off the platform and take a short path
to a green pitcher plant among grasses: it shows

signs of drought but is larger than your arms
can circle. The streaked pitchers resemble yearning

mouths opening at all angles, in all directions.
An alligator has flattened nearby horsetails,

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