BACK | CONTENTS | NEXT To Humans, From Mother Earth It’s really cute you want to spruce me up, but I assume you know it’s way too late and there’s no use. I’ve been to this here rodeo. I’ve seen a lot of species come, and, Hon, I’ve seen as many go. Gretchen Hodgin was born and raised in South Carolina but now lives in Maryland. Her poems have appeared in Gargoyle, Magma Poetry, Measure, and Rattle, among others.