Liberty

Posted on: January 21, 2010
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Liberty
By Jenny Bass

 

Liberty wore a US flag as a disguise
she fed herself on pigeons and
child livers and Fall

You people are turning my wonder into
cemeteries

I never could return to that ship
crossing time
knowing of a wind gust
because I was watching the water
now I have become a frozen doom marked only by a
tomb
stone
lullaby

How? I plead you to tell me how
all of life can lose its value
abandon me

some burglar rode through my farm
throwing a dead crow at me

while
don’t you see
the mountains made me cry
because they never leave

(I was born on the new moon in Cancer)

the locusts and sycamores are already losing their leaves
although it is the peak of the heat of summer

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