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Everyone

In Poetry on February 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Polar wind dances

across cracked, arid

Earth.

 

A youthful grin

overcome with fear

watches the dust fly.

 

The devil is in that dust.

The icy marshes are in

migration. Tom Joad can

empathize.

 

Who needs water

but the animals,

who needs dust but the Earth?

 

The polar winds have come

to finish the sculpture.

Our youthful grin emerges

and is wiped clean.

 

What’s been going on here?

Who’s in charge?

Anyone?

 

Zack Henry, USA

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To Whom It May Concern

In Poetry on February 11, 2014 at 5:15 pm

A perpetual quest to remain interesting,

 

but,

to

whom?

 

It may concern you,

the thought of being alone.

The thought of the feeling

before skin bursts.

 

It may concern you,

the thought of the moment

before death.

The last moment of

life.

 

But,

to whom to be faithful

and to whom to be not?

Paradigms

Norms

Being

Above all, to whom do we cast for,

and with whom are we concerned?

 

The thought is concerning,

but its assurances are bliss.

 

Zack Henry, USA

In a Can

In Poetry on February 4, 2014 at 5:15 pm

A friend once led me

to the back of the cannery

 

An endless belt of heads, tails,

and fins.

Ancient, rigorous salmon.

 

Endless belt of scales,

into the maw.

 

quarter-pound,

half-pound,

“Talls.”

Endless

water

steam

Machines.

 

Endless days,

that suddenly end.

Endless people

that finally leave.

 

A friend once led me

to the back of the cannery

 

he laughed, and I cried.

 

Zack Henry, USA