Saturday, January 18, 2014

Fascicle of Amity: 5

Standing over her
words Call’d back
Cry sent up the spine
to the scalp. Stunned
bones, riddled liver.

Two men standing
share no booze, nor
drink alone. Among
the graves, Vietnam
in Amherst, before
Wounded Knee,

a fire’s lively sparks 
disturb the ash,
the spleen visible, 
cancer ripe.

Autumn 1972

(18 January 2014)

copyright 2014 by Floyce Alexander

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