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black bird in black sky
cadmium

the sea is full tonight,
 1
running currents from asia --
 2
typical flow,
 3
round and serene -- it flows
 4
from japan -- fukushima,
 5
where death grows in water
 6
so green and still --
 7
deep wells with melting rods, containers,
 8
melting boy and girl --
 9
isotopes eating the land.
 10
 
 
a bird, a land bird,
 11
floats upon strontium;
 12
spirit on the sea. and, i see outside, the vivid sunset
 13
reminds me of melting worlds now, fire and death;
 14
and, i cannot shake the fear that my bones
 15
are filling with poison: when i love in you,
 16
i am giving you cesium. i cannot love you anymore;
 17
i cannot kill.
 18
 
 
i want to sing a floating song in the wind,
 19
but, the waves and clouds spiral into cesium;
 20
children will die,
 21
birds will die. i want to sing a song
 22
that shouts out happiness -- but, the liquid
 23
caress of radioactive water bathes hilo,
 24
covers the beach at waikiki --
 25
the sands, the trees; the people. children
 26
will play, mothers will nurse, people will vote, happy
 27
to pick their team for the series.
 28
 
 
leaders of the world, politicians -- labor, communist,
 29
fascist, republican realists, democrat souls: vanity boys
 30
and girls. they didn't tell you? did you ask?
 31
 
 
i want to sing a song where i'm not afraid,
 32
afraid to look outside, green planet...
 33
to walk downtown and not look down,
 34
to not have to see the pain,
 35
they know they're dying -- the food, the air and water.
 36
 
 
because, the sky would be blue;
 37
birds from far away...
 38

20 Feb 17


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