Monday, April 29, 2013

Poem: "A Position of Defeat 29"



29.

the sun rises and the sun sets one day
the light unclenching its hold on the air
its noticeably colder everywhere
from the east to the west of the usa

a boy is sucking greedily ice pop
his mother checking her phone for updates
a tall black man whizzes by on his skates
a bench where two old faggots had to stop

the reservoir looks as if its on fire
the ducks swim calmly through the burning field
the envelope of day has been unsealed
picture the long decline of empire


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