Marilyn Nelson (born April 26, 1946) is an American poet, translator and children’s book author.
Thank you for these tiny
particles of ocean salt,
for the infinite,
For algae spores
and fungus spores,
bonded by vital
mutual genetic cooperation,
spreading their inseparable lives
from equator to pole.
make sweeping circles.
Dust climbs the ladder of light.
For this infernal, endless chore,
for these eternal seeds of rain:
Thank you. For dust.