EYO!

Eyo! The sun shone Beside the bright moon On the night That his shrill cry Swallowed The cricket’s symphony. Eyo! Drops of rain Drummed on rusted rooftops, In solidarity With the blood, Dripping From his severed cord. Eyo! His mother laughed The laughter Of Hebrew women And his father’s smile...

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIEF

Did your father jump with boundless joy when you emerged in bloody hands? Were there smiles as your bloody cord was that night seeded into mother Earth’s womb? Did they drink and dance, passing frothy jugs of wine and steaming plates full, the day you took a name? Did you...

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HEAR, GODDESS OF LIGHT

Can a heart melt Like frozen wax Lost in awe Of a candle’s flame? But you are Unlike the wax consuming flame. For in you, I am refined, Not consumed! Yet, like the wax, My will is liquefied And my wall is but molten stone, As I stand before thee....

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