Friday, May 18, 2018

May 18: Danez Smith, "a note on the body," Potential

Once more, I find myself angry and sad on a night of senseless loss.  I'm not going to go on and on about the need for sensible gun legislation.  Or the cowards in Congress and the White House.  I'm just going to focus on what could have been.  All the potential. 

Saint Marty sends this poem to all the young lives in Santa Fe . . .

a note on the body

by:  Danez Smith

your body still your body
your arms still wing
your mouth still a gun
          you tragic, misfiring bird
you have all you need to be a hero
don’t save the world, save yourself
you worship too much & you worship too much
when prayer doesn’t work:      dance, fly, fire
this is your hardest scene
when you think the whole sad thing might end
but you live      oh, you live
everyday you wake you raise the dead
          everything you do is a miracle

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