Pay Me in Salt



found glacial debris of Germany,

Denmark, Poland

from blue earth

in the Prussian province of Samland;

Some fished for pearls,

others hunted for gold of the north. 

The tree is the oldest known source

of wood resin;

prehistoric men gathered up from Baltic shores,

when storms thundered the material

up under the sea;

flowing into a Tertiary glauconite formation.

(What’s around my neck is

65 million years old)

Some fisherman were paid in salt,

for their raw amber,

weight for weight,

gold for gold.

© Alicia Khoo

NaPoWriMo Day 7


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