Donkey Carts and Desolation
Dilapidated clapboard shacks piles of bricks in the sand scratching at the surface of cohesion Ingenuity is the notion of building On a foundation made from loss Out in these arid expanses where the Red Sea meets the sand people dream of progress made from humility and the laughter of others multi-colored dross scatter across the earth like foreign shrubbery We converse in codes of motion Language signaling daily headway Advice for the long haul.
From Seasons of Lotus, Seasons of Bone by Matthew Shenoda. Copyright © 2009 by Matthew Shenoda. Used by permission of BOA Editions.