Monday, April 15, 2013

National Poetry Month: Day 15

Rational Numbers

the hypnosis of news footage - images
that cannot be unseen.

Imagine a reasonable algebra
that places the tiny buds 
spinach I hope to coax 
onto the dinner table 
on the other side of
blood in the innocent street
and somehow make them equal?

 Impossible to add and you
cannot divide enough
to make sense of it.

does not go 
into that.

I water the garden
put my hands deep into dirt
and feel the fat earth beneath me.

My ears will ring
in sympathy
for days.

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