THE MOTHER LODE
Why is this loss different
from all other losses? Because it’s so all encompassing?
Because if references each & every other loss?
Ah this must be the Mother of all losses!
What I had: children by the dozens
cries and whispers and shouts obscenities by the hundreds
blood feces SM rape vomit All of the sacred substances
in a temple of healing A temenos of suffering
Where suicide matricide and the occasional fire
lived side by side Created out of deep unconsciousness
Please Sir can I have some more? Or is it time
to put it to rest? Harvest some happiness Grow an
unbearable lightness of being Plant some daffodils
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep
Spring 2013 Songanddancegirl Byrds