December 17, 2011
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Forever Can Wait
“Don’t hurt me,” I beg
I cannot feel my legs
and my back is broken;
broken by the faceless Sheriff’s gun.
Zip ties cuff me
a gag chokes my pleas,
muffs silence my ears,
mask and hood blind me.
I scream inside my prison
but no one hears me
as he drops me hogtied
at forever’s doorstep.
He isn’t done with me;
Forever can wait.
November 18, 2011
Stunned by thunder out of the sun
A woman wearing a hooded black shawl
Kneels and wails
Weeping bloody dew.
She clutches a slippery chunk of bone and flesh
All that is left.
Her child or her husband?
Both were laughing a moment ago.
Waiting at the gate.
He was reaching toward his father to pick him up.
Now they ride the shoulders of shadows,
Somewhere . . .
Their bodies silenced, seared and shredded by drones.
There will be no hungry bellies to feed tonight
Vast amounts of time
To paint her dreams with tears.
Cross posted at my regular blog, Firedoglake/MyFDL, and the Smirking Chimp.