Monday, July 17, 2006

i should have stood in tel aviv

for rachel corrie
with the peace marchers
citizen vigilers
putting bodies against the tanks & rockets
last sunday
rejecting all the pretexts
for siege and invasion
wet dreams from self-inflated generals
made-in-america munitions manufacturers

she died as children all die
from beirut to gaza to haifa

your voice has reason
listen to it breathing

--- e b bortz

(published in, March 18, 2013)

Sunday, July 16, 2006

there's no security

in the old order
asphalt patched concrete
heaving up
from the mantle
pedestals by definition
are abused visions

broken tar
a melting planet
to be borne

--- e b bortz

(published in The City Poetry, issue 18, March 2007)

Sunday, July 02, 2006

earth note 102

kayak cheating
drafting thru the lily pads
behind a dozen geese
ripples kick up the carp
screwing in the shallows

by the time i returned for take-out
another goose rendezvous
readying for put-in
pecking shoreline heads
sift thru the grass
white bottoms in the air
wings drip
hot breeze

--- e b bortz