Monday, May 14, 2012

Late Mother's Day Poem

May 13, 2012 Mother's Day
I would be as one --whose word...

condemned to death as Lorca
driven bound, 1936... or --

was his body yet free
over dirt roads beyond reach of


I stutter -- fumble for ?
not only what is -- now -- & once & then

but the immense immeasurable distance

transit of light

cannot -- for all that, overcome
the failure of common speech -- as paradigm

for there is no other -- moon
rock torn from the bowels of the earth

our dead Mothers -- all of them
with tongues of amethyst and dung

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