Monday, May 28, 2012


turn away
from broken branches
broken selves
a secret voice says (oh beautiful woman
on a pedestal breathing blue light):

an interior land of smooth stones
a field of running water
(an-other world) a-waits you

oh see, a sea-
blue light calls

disappointment comes to all 
human drones, birds fly away, dogs die,
the elegance of murdered elephants
and bloody dolphins ritually
broken hearts all

DU fills the desert war!

tonight I shall nurse a wolf
ride a different horse
beyond the gate

children turn into raging
leaving curly hair
holding our necks

a poisoned earth

my father hated my mother
yet they marched for peace
     and freedom

and drank from the negroes' only water

I was a seething teenager (too)
  (if only I could hold my parents now)
wrap my arms around their haifa
and paris
oh tour eiffel

oh it’s always too much of a
damn bother!
To be kind
To stay close

a german friend says:
don't be so broken
you're such a dreamer
be practical

of course she's right!
look at the germans
they're shutting down nuclear power
plants and putting up solar panels

hello memorial day