Monday, May 02, 2005

earth note 6

herr's island pittsburgh

ghosts of the packinghouse
slaughtered carcasses
hoofs tongues tails
three decades since the last killing
a march wind shrouds
a long empty moan
beginnings of daffodils spring from blood-steeped earth
austrian pine listens to the river
the dark days gone

--- e b bortz

(published in Lilliput Review, #82, 1996)

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