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Sunday, April 26, 2015

PAD - Day 25 - across the sea poem Song of soon

 Song of soon

when will be get there?-
the little ones asked wide
eyes pleading from pinched
faces -limp with the sickness
of sea -wretching -again and again –
-when – when -when
the mothers crooning
– soon-soon-soon-
true for some -tossed-overboard for others –
ordinary people risen valiant as any Magellan
together on deck under stars – below in bowels
all -these Children of Lot – steeped in the ravages
of salt on wounds still raw -forbidding themselves
a single- lingered look back -until finally fresh air blew …

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