Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Violations




We fear the violence of the violated.






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Violations

in the flurries of ash fires
why do we wonder?

why don't we know
the answers (already)?

to the battlecries
that slice this earth

the broken windows
whistling

why don't we know
what's coming next?

when we know 
so well
the violence
comes from

violations


***


ruptured veins don't close
for cash
not for anything you
give

can't give (all these)violations 
a new dress and expect
(what do you expect?)

(don't expect better)
what did you give?

(violated)

(what did you expect?)

what's left?


** *


mannequins in shuttered rooms

fresh scent of the bloodless
 a plastic world
(barbies don't bleed)

violations

violations


***


i will always wrap myself
around you

for love for love
my peace in isolation

for love my love
i will never leave you

for love my love

(?why are you afraid?)

(what did you expect?)
(what did you give?)



***


(never let you bleed out)

not one drop shall they take


(no man will lay one hand on your body)

not one drop shall they take


i will always wrap myself
around you

(what do they expect?)
(what do they give?)


***


violations violations 

(we should know)


we fear the violence of


the violated



what did you give?
what do you expect?

(from all your violations)


***


when it is your turn 
you ask for mercy

when it was his
you demanded blood

i said not one drop
(no man will lay a hand on his body)

carving his flesh
drinking his blood
can't save you

(only love)
what did you give?

(learn not to kill)
to kill another does not save you

what do you expect?
(what do you give?)


***


give mercy

(only love)


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