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Rise up atomatons pt. 1

Posted to Action Poetry

one day of the year,
this day,
families drone inside,
through the door
and bow down in wait
in regret? in obligation?

one man,
alone in white
but several in thought and words,
uncloaks and steps to podium
speaking to the pewed people,
under the Name
by the Name
for the Name
"Rise up Atomatons
and accept this mark"
single-file flies flee to the sides,
left and right
right and left
front to back
back to front--chaos controlled
chanting prayer
chating forgiveness:
eyes shut,
heads bowed back ready
White Man walks and marks each,
"Rise Up and Praise Him"
and they do
"Let us Pray"
and they do