Monday, December 28, 2009

The Two Thieves

A good thing about home schooling is forcing the children to watch docos on telly. we watched a show about a painting by Picasso, and then one about ancient Egypt. The two shows urged me to write this poem.

The broken bodies
Of the thieves
Taken off the cross
Thrown upon the ground
(discarded and broken)
Turning from yellow
To blue - as if death
Was overtaking.

The cannibalistic virgin

The bird call of
The first sun rise
That began time.

Cycles & cycles of time
The all-at-once
Spasms of disconnection
Most of us can not even
See Orion.

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