December 2, 2014 § Leave a comment

lips sewn into silence
with copper thread
drawn from the
lamp lady’s

at sidings
wait again for dark service
first to rise are first
to ride

then will go
associates to a cause
then those who dare
raise voices

two second warnings are
sufficient according
to internal documentation

no need
threats will be put down

clear evidence
not required
for evidence of such
is too great a burden
when sanctioned to
quell uprisings

the sound of the
valve being opened
can be heard
just behind
rolling across trenches
crossing thresholds

(c) 2014 Fred Whitehead


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