Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s “The Soils I Have Eaten”

14 Sep

An excerpt from Aimee Nezhukumatathil‘s “The Soils I Have Eaten” featured in Brevity.

“Each bend of cypress root drinks a soft fen mud. Each beard dangling from a branch says: I am a dirty man who had soup for lunch. The state soil of Florida is Myakka—a fancy way of saying, Sand, sand, sand, and if you dig further still? Watery sand.”

I will never attempt to pronounce her last name, but I will sing her praises.

One Response to “Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s “The Soils I Have Eaten””

  1. ce. September 15, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    You know how I am with first sentences, and dang. That story doesn’t let down.

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