Thursday, January 07, 2021

Every day seems an apocalypse

for L.B.


Every day seems an apocalypse

clouds plant their borders in beds,

these immense struggles go by 

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In the harvest, the friend is a forest,

the friend who walks into the snow

measures beauty yawning in mud

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Gathers our indecisions into words,  

into seeds, reimagining the drought 

of tongues, scattering in floods of fear

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Here is apotheosis--we can lie down and 

not die, we can let ourselves be carried 

away by love, becoming transformed by it.

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"what didn’t you do to bury me/  but you forgot that I was a seed" Dinos Christianopoulos

“They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds.”  Protest slogan in support of the Ayotzinapa 43 /Families Belong Together. 

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