shooting the clocks

Sculpture by CF Reutersvard

shooting the clocks

in 1871 French communards
shot at public clocks

in 1936 anarchist workers
in Spain shot at statues of Christ

in 1968 someone wrote hide,
object! on Parisian walls

now brothers, sisters, poets
of riot, disobedience, memory

your pragmatic poems join Homer
Dante Shakespeare Neruda

the growing tip of humanity’s
metamorphing tree, long forward

dreaming into the slow & stumbling,
oh so hesitant god it is

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~ by Peter Lach-Newinsky on February 8, 2011.

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