Monday, March 12, 2012

Albert Goldbarth - Comings Back

The earth is not round
it goes as far as the highest xylem

Still, certain emblems can permeate
the consciousness of entire generations:
snipers, ecology

oh they have electric mixers
oh they have hot-plates
oh they have a machine
that spins blood
until it separates

most people, after a certain age
don't cry.  They just live
that little bit shorter

we mustn't forget
the eyelids.  Two wings
are all a world needs,
uplifted in its praise every morning.

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