MAN’S HANDS, FINGERS 10

These our hands, five fingers, Two palms, twin evil bringers; The creation of God from earth. Earth? So they are mere dirt? Earth perish at the hands of Earth? This I ponder sitting at my hearth. Man’s hand ten brothers of terror Slave of his brain, porridge of horror. I...

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THE SHACKLES,THE WEIGHT

These yearnings of my flesh – Ever so strong ever so fresh – With which I battle everyday, While I work, while I pray, May they not bind my soul To hell’s darkened hole! These thoughts of my heart – So strong like pungent fart – Tearing at my heart’s...

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SAVE ME LORD

Is my greedy heart shackled and sold To growing coins of burnished gold? Now the sounds of crowded coins Stirs tunes of pleasure in my loins. Is my hope built on wealth that bides Only like the ever changing tides? Is my heart lost to things that be For fleeting...

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I CALL YOU MUMMY

Though I curled not In the warmth Of your blessed womb, Nor sucked Life’s juice From your breasts, I call you mummy! Even though I rode not On your back, Nor fell asleep In the safety Of your arms, I call you mummy! Yours is the hand That puts bread...

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THE ONE WITH WHOM I SHARED A WOMB

At his smile. The clouds part in glee To let the sun see. He is the one With whom I shared a womb. Robins flutter Outside the window At his morning song. I tell you, he is the one With whom I shared a womb. Do you hear the lilt...

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IN THE LAPS OF DELILAH

In the laps of Delilah, Where pleasures abound, There the pits are And there snares are found. There in her flawless laps, In the smoothness that there be, And her warmth-yielding taps, Lies traps no greedy eyes can see. The beckon of her eyes, The fluttering of its lids, From...

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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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