9.29.2005

Plague

ASHES, ASHES
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Neglect old cities;
when they're filthy
let them drown.
(we all fall down)
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Ignore weak people
in hapless efforts;
when they fall down
we all fall down.
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we are a plague upon our own

9.15.2005

New Orleans

KKKatrina and the Terror-eyes/ed
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Imbedded in their faces,
an unblinking stare;
suffering surges, filling spaces
in us we didn't know were there.
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Eyes in fear of death, the terror
itself pierces the lens;
our immortal error,
their tribe on ours depends.
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Refugees, victims, all of us
fear our futures, our children's fates,
to need these men of scorn and lust,
of murder most foul,
and unnatural ways.
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