Monday, May 02, 2005

earth note 46

a building with a spiked hat
haman's hat
a stiff grid of glass and steel
equilaterals and right triangles
though i can't help thinking of gray cell blocks
pressed to the valley wall
now gagged and bound
a soupy confluence stings
where it once healed

and the elders no longer sing to the rivers

--- e b bortz

(published in Hellbender Journal, 1997)

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