Tuesday, November 11, 2008

post-election rising

we may live in the belly of one
but there really are no ‘beasts’
(the word applies only to humans)

each fear has been designed & built
on a previous one

sometimes a small candle
is enough to make
bottomless dark

call it non-negotiable
containers forever overflowing
can’t spill into mediocrity

broken streets
filled with feet
hands of candleholders
will rise

--- e b bortz

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