To the Fossil | Casey Golomski

To the fossil
on its marble table
Be careful

The door is shutting.

I know this trembling

and dust

rung around an absence.

Casey Golomski lives and works as an anthropologist in New England and Southern Africa. He is the author of Funeral Culture (Indiana University Press) and poetic writing most recently appearing in Medical Humanities, Anthropology and Humanism, Somatosphere, and Sheepshead Review.