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A Political Documentary

by Douglas Blazek

Admission for tonight’s show of crickets
is to scratch music from a violin
the price for the morning’s birds
is to chant an egg out of your chest

Alternative?

The sun will clench itself
into a hammer at noon
and flatten your heart

Winter will strangle your
reproductive organ like a swan’s neck
in the hands of a madman

Alternative?

Turn your power into snow
you will melt into summer—
the avenue of your voice
without a trace of artillery
parading like the wind

 

Douglas Blazek has a chapbook out from Ox Head Press entitled I Am a Weapon and another from The Stone Press, Lethal Paper. A full length collection, Edible Fire, is scheduled for publication by Morgan Press. (Spring 1975)


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