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yell

Posted to Poetry and Politics




when darkness
seeps through the opening
in the dream-mortared wall
that rises in your night

when words
well out of fissured earth
and swollen babel-roar

yell... oh yell when
you lie in earth's deepest marrow
when all your drums begin to beat and
silence ignites your fever

yell
as you walk through this fire and ash
as you lie naked
in warm desert sand
in a void built by lizards

yell
as dunes whirl free

and the wandered
images absolve you

as you wake
breathing
peace sifting through
your
hands