Monday, January 13, 2014

Layers of Freedom (Poem 286)

Small girl 
votes yes for 
revolution    she falls 
from the sky 
a tumbleweed 
seeking buttery layers 
of freedom    burrowing 
into the prominent 
lap of home    she petals open 
and rain falls 
glorious    ancestral memories 
counter 
aspirations    a treaty with 
the future    a pact 
with the past    watchful 
hopeful dunes of her 
expectant heart crossed 
with the provocative 
tracks of massive 
armored trucks    buried 
under the shifting sands of her 
heated experience    there 
is no real choice

(c) 2014, by Hannah Six


 Rub al-Khali desert in Saudi Arabia, sunset, November 2007 (photo: Javierblas)