Sunday, February 05, 2006

Breaking Down Beloved (2006)

(For Sethe)

Step out of the shower
with the intention of starting over
but the memory of the past

it is everywhere

that lost lamb
following mary
yet it saved our lives
exodusing egypt

it sits with us
in the cool of the eve
rustling and rising
new grass
pardons lost dreams
lulling us
blue grass
and cotton

if you pull me closely
and breathe
you'll know
spastic dancing
of souls on skin
recalling a time when
men were money
women were mules
and God was watching

and waiting
for victory

refusing to be broken

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