August 6, 2009

Dada Poetry for George Tanner II

The image

The words

his deported story
beckons tragedy
yet his sweet faith
deaf to the tread of failure

blurred the perils
of a predatory history
a dark exile from childhood
from heartland
from home

rising from
this set in stone delusion
he shifted the downtrodden
& crippled vision
stealing an unflinching tomorrow
from inside his ash-filled past

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