Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Free Verse and Other Ways of Cursing


Free Verse and Other Ways of Cursing

Imagine that when the time comes
the seconds of those hours’ return
with the misfortune of gravestone
lethargy & that the stubborn hands
of that unworthy artifact
get stuck & again our eyes
return to the offensive insistence
of that presidential election.
Imagine the clock of death,
endless centuries, seasons,
geological ages, species, mutation
of these species, other galaxies,
worlds, abysses, impossible
universes, everything that could,
in short, have a name, wailing.
Imagine that for us it was always
that moment, forever the moment
of racist bigotry and misogyny …

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