Silent as a Fossil

by Anthony Perdue

The woman is frozen in place

As silent as a fossil

She sees and hears but cannot speak

She becomes a local phenomenon

Before the world learns of her existence

Examinations and speculations accumulate

Still, the woman remains

As silent as a fossil

People are affected by her presence

They redirect their lives because of her

This woman who cannot move

Has moved people

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