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How easy it is to lose oneself
in a kelp forest. Between 
canopy leaves, sunlight filters thru 
the water surface; nutrients
bring life where there'd other-
wise be barren sea; a vast eco-
system breathes. Each 
being being 
being's link.


From An Aquarium by Jeffrey Yang. Copyright © 2008 by Jeffrey Yang. Used by permission of Graywolf Press. All rights reserved.


Jeffrey Yang

Jeffrey Yang is the author of Hey, Marfa (Graywolf Press, 2018),Vanishing-Line (Graywolf Press, 2011), and An Aquarium (Graywolf Press, 2008).

Date Published: 2008-01-01

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