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Thursday, April 23, 2015

PAD- Day 23 - History Poem - Origami Time


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Origami Time

History was a parchment papered thing
a study of frozen Pompeiied people long
ago gone - capable of wisdom, witchery
and a distant wickedness - memorized
dates, interpretations of blood long
dried–ages folded into one another
centuries of study in squiggles
on paper – in books and film
in auditorium- assemblies
shifting in seats slightly
bored with the origami
play of time in teachers
eyes-until suddenly the
reel spun out – shots-
burst in streets-the
Sixties smashing in
carrying story with
both hands. Now! -
from rice pad-dies
to fire hoses-little
girls inciner-hated
in church dresses
murder -wild eye
eviscerated infant -
horror and honor
peace and panic
calm and cruelty
plans for Utopia
grew blueberries –
all side by side
origami living
reconfigured
in group and
time and day-
hour-by-hour
passion-ate
patriots all –
origami Our-
Story – full -
blooded -
pounding-
all doors –
no time –
study-
alive-
long- hair-
shaved headed-
ballads, banners-
fists-raised-arm-
bands and march-
ing bands
uniforms…

Loud – Hot
Our History

tears - fell
on coffins
gleaming
only
hope
held
us
in


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