songanddancegirl

"It's about words, and words are all I have…"

BAD

IT’S BEEN A BAD YEAR FOR ROCK AND ROLL

And pretty young girls with cancer in the room

next door   She was just 16  big Latino family

Generations sat at her feet  as cells multiplied

inexplicablemente

 

Old grandmother on her knees  looked homeless

hunted   weary    Heart milagro tucked into shroud

Bed stripped of sheets   Empty chairs in hallway weep

 

Chica headed for long sleep   Earth smells of green  as

new spring  marches across towns +cities  waking things

that had been sleeping    Hola! 16 yr. old Persephone

________

for Joey Atkins  a mensh

 

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