Monday, October 18, 2010

The King In Flight

Oxen of the Sun 413

reclining in hunger
unascertained husband as yet
passed on in longing
as yet to give life
like a poisoned cat staggering
from years to days good gone
before flowerless but brave
happy bloom
happy eyes
happy complicated breathing
telling us to be proud
older times tales
delivered in beautiful voice she
who happy of the weary fight
as yet to take her place
as yet to smile
to share the baby's
flesh and whirligig
to find enlightenment in the slaughterhouse
as yet to gaze on a faithful master
as yet to shake awake a prayer of happy times.

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