continuum: continued

September 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

2)
They came to incinerate
then hide the wicked fire glare
behind a curtain of deceit

a desperate slog
through rubbled streets
finds faces floating like dust
across pupils glazed with
the refusal of belief and
cloaked against recognition

those left howl
in vanquished language
with chests laid open

their drained hearts trying to absorb whatever light is distributed
as a stipend from the state

leaving children
to grasp at prisms
in the shards
of their parents
shattered panes

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