Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Alternatve Turtle Bayou Resolutions - poem

Lawrence Hall

Alternative Turtle Bayou Resolutions

Be it resolved:


Peace be upon these ancient waters again:
Let the turtle laze on its log in the sun
While the armored alligator cruises
Silently, half-submerged, hungry for – you?


Let the snow goose feed in the winter marsh
And bitterns and wrens during the summer heat
Among lizards, mosquito hawks, and bees
Palmettos and flowers lost in the shadows


Let governments and revolutionaries
Having committed now mischief enough
Drop their weapons and manifestos, and

     Pass by in silence

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