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October 21, 2007
6:12 PM
a certain degree of resistance

a certain degree of resistance

To Derek Choy

 the footprint drawing
    dries
  drowning out
      shouts of dissent
   and manufactured
   magnificence

      someone forgot
    to clean up
       says the line
       to the line
     no matter
         the line says

   the footprints will dry
     you will go home
    rapt with music
        or wine
     forgetting
   slowly forgetting everything

    the snow falls
 covering everything
   tomorrow the birds
   will sing of new alliances
new unions
   new certainties

     and on and on
 turning the lights
 off    they
  (who?   will understand
    will have new songs
and a certain degree
    of resistance