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  237.     

Lost Masterpiece

Michelangelo
Was born black in 20th century America.

He was a shoeshine boy and a waiter
A garbage man and a handyman

A store clerk and a construction worker.
In fact, he spent so much time surviving

He barely had time for his art.
He died when he was 50.

And no one ever heard of him again.


(Previously published in The Inditer, March 2000)
 
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  238.     

Man Called Thunder

Bold Warrior
Of the Setting Sun
Stands on the Rock of Imprisoned Time
The stony features of his darkened face
Ask no pity
Claim no piety
But iron eyes remember:
Burning lodges on a blood-red river
Broken arrow on Sacred Earth despoiled
A riderless pony gallops into blackness
And is seen no more
For screaming children
Slaughtered wives
The Eagle cries for Justice
And there is none
In a heartless land
But shallow men
Dig shallow graves
And in the gleaming of Long Awaited Moon
Lone Palomino return from Midnight Pasture
And the Fallen Ride Again.


(First electronically published in This Hard Wind, by EWGPresents, Vol.4, No.5, May '00)
 
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  239.     

Man Overboard!

It seems to me, in the end
(Or perhaps the beginning?)

It is the ego that dies

While the spirit soars to
A new and higher awakening.


(Previously published in PRIVATE Intenational Review, No.38, Sep 2006)
 
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  240.     

Maybe The Trees

Maybe the trees have lost their eyes
And the wind its wicked wisdom
The sand sifts through the glass
Unnoticed
The rivers cry in the dark phase
Of an old moon
Hear me, O Sun
Give life to the branch
Soil to the root
Fast water, graceful rain
A rising tide to wash away
Sorrow
We must emerge
Together
The upheaval of a great mountain
Through stratified rock
A peak of glistening snow
To claim the heavens as our
Own.


(Previously published in Autumn Leaves, July 2003; World Poet's Society, July 2006)
 
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