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Thursday, March 31, 2011


by Scot Siegel

The flowers listen intently now
It is the sound of everything

happening all at once
The hum is so high it is almost

inaudible now. The definition
of atrocity––sharp blades,

bright green shoots amidst
the oil drums––a matter of scale

they say. The rules of engagement
shift like a mountain of sand

Daisies unfurl in the shadows now,
unlikely alliances…

Everything is about to change

Scot Siegel lives in Oregon.