On the Implausibility of Reincarnation

You understand perfectly, if you were born
on the Roof of the World
amidst the heavenly reek of orchids,
no leap of faith is required and the logic
unravels itself:
the replacement of life with life is constant
in blood-nourished leaves,
bone-fed blooms
and you see: this rank is yours
for a moment, a rudimentary

Melissa Williams

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