• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 06
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Being of Blood

Rise – human Being of solid blood
out of wrecked cities – bombed remains
of refugee columns – the collapsed theatre
full of children – rise up red and clotted
tiptoeing over tripwires and mined bodies –

rise – raw Olympian
testament to mothers maimed –
children with cancer
driven by bombs
out of their hospitals
in time of pandemic –
eyes gleaming frightened
above their masks –

rise – with your wet reflection –
hot embodiment of Will and pain –
rise enraged – aghast – indomitable –

rise wet – livid – breathing
to the last corpuscle
of your Being –