Abandonment and Abdication

You

with your hats like spires

and robes like termite tents.

 

How many layers

of bird shit and lightning strikes

do you carry on your heads?

 

How thick

is the poisonous fog of dead insects

that is hidden beneath your cloaks?

 

Yet still you chime

like pristine bells

whenever your rotted strings are pulled.

 

Drowning out

and covering up

the cries of your children below.

–April Resnick

~ by April on May 15, 2012.

9 Responses to “Abandonment and Abdication”

  1. Awesome

  2. […] Abandonment and Resignation. […]

  3. Reblogged this on Der Unbuddhist und kommentierte:
    Im Lichte der jüngsten katholischen Ereignisse.

    • Thanks so much for reblogging my post. I changed the title and the link so you may have to re-post…it if you want to. Sorry…I am still learning about all the tech behind blogging. I hope you will repost if needed. I appreciate that you are reading.

  4. I expected from that first “You” that this poem would hit hard.It stands there so isolated and singled out. I’ll have to read it a few more times to know who “You” is. Even if I don’t, I am edified by the sounds, tone, attitude, and rhythm of the piece.

  5. Excellent. And perfectly targeted

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