Death by Fog

Alyssa Ferguson
Dec 17, 2022
Photo courtesy of the author

In the Faroe Islands
a farmer may commonly die
while minding sheep.

Pursuing a wayward sheep in fog
a farmer may carelessly step
where is no land.

Then the descent.

From cliffs as tall as these
a life may be measured in feet
as well as time.

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Alyssa Ferguson

Born and raised in a literary household, I write to clarify my own questions.