Friday, May 31, 2013

earth note 248

razor wire
at the penitentiary
     a hedgerow facsimile
     meets pain
rehabilitation a propaganda phrase
the ohio river keeps its own compass
looks away like a distant green buffer
drowning the loneliness
this moment exhumes

voices are muffled
as homeland insecurity suv
circles the parking lot
     once again

coal barges
darkness is their still life
     a stillborn
     yet to come

--- e b bortz

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