Saturday, December 15, 2012

New Blue Town

A busy year for local news
with "Sandy" burned through picture screens
and every time they read the word "evil"
20 children cry.
Charles Ives and Laura Nyro
gave their blessings long ago
for the grief now here to show itself.
The hats came off so long ago,
the brass too quietly silenced,
the hole was there
that now is filled with love
and the nothing that had changed
now has
and 20 smiling children of the sun
make purple trees and nudge the citizens
away from their TVs
to see the selves they couldn't recognize
in the fearful holding of their inner child,
let go now like balloons
to the new blue in the skies.

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