Reincarnation

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Contractors unveil 8 prototypes for trump’s border wall in San Diego County—Tribune Media Wire

October 26, 2017

 

they’ve been out there     for weeks    metal in the sun          twisted wire   

the ghost-making deed of cement                               forging a dead-

 

end      teaching a country      how to erase a country            & a people learn

to butterfly over exile                                                  be the swarm of bees

 

be their pollinated-backs        who learn to harpoon the wind       be marching moonlight

light-woken shadows              snake holes                 the opposite to splinter

 

rain      like bone water               droplets of faces          willing to offer their throats 

like the neck      of the bloom scattering dandelion       that children are eager to hold