Resistance

You learn
ways of speaking
that don’t squander
our common fire
How to turn words
and upraised fists
into fuel You learn
the look of someone
who studies the stones,
the anonymous ways
of grass, the repeated
action of water
retreating then
coming back retreating
then coming back, each
wave gathering more
behind it

 

In response to Via Negativa: State of Emergency.

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