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Disappearances

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Disappearances

 

 

He died

At night

On the thorough fare

In a slow shower of rain

 

Only the night and

The rain saw his death

 

With the morning

The rest of the world

Saw him Expand

 

He was growing slowly

And  creeping into the words

That people spoke

 

 

By noon

He had grown

In to the city hall,

The local news stand,

And the mayor’s house.

 

By evening

He exploded

In to the air

 

There was some smoke

And  there was no body

 

“No body, no crime”

Said the Mayor

 

“No body, no crime”

Chanted the populace

 

Only an

irresponsible lout

Said:

 

He was human, old

And had no shelter, cloth, or food

He isn’t dead

He is alive

And Growing

 

The city expelled the

Yokel from the town

For heresy

 

And all was well

In the city of the dead.

 

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  1. Fantastic writing here…isn’t that always the way…the one willing to speak against the masses expelled. Love it.

    ~Lady Day

    May 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm

  2. wow.this reminds me of k’naan’s song:is anybody out there.
    AWESOME

    jasetay

    May 21, 2012 at 3:43 pm

  3. Reblogged this on jasetay.

    jasetay

    May 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm

  4. I can only smile. This just made me happy, despite the tone of the poem.

    jolynproject

    May 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm


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