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Friday, February 18, 2011


by Robert Gibbons

let my people go
prayer protests beyond
the wailing wall
with the skins as olive
as trees in Budrus
Alexandria, Cairo Georgia
Uzbekistan, Iran, Iraq
as charcoal as the Mississippi
delta Alabama tan
these metaphors similes
these scriptures stricture
a four hundred year baptism
by King James
one million Egyptians
want part Red Sea
can’t disconnect
the  inner net of humanity

Robert Gibbons is a performance poet living in the New York City area. He has performed at Cornelia Street Cafe, the Saturn Series, and Poets on White. Just recently been published in Uphook Press and also Dinner with the Muse. He can be contacted at robertgibbons54(at) .