Commentary: OK.

Poems: Incredible. :(

    I swallowed an iron moon

    they called it a screw

    I swallowed industrial wastewater and unemployment forms

    bent over machines, our youth died young

    I swallowed labor, I swallowed poverty

    swallowed pedestrian bridges, swallowed this rusted-out life

    I can’t swallow any more

    everything I’ve swallowed roils up in my throat

    I spread across my country

    a poem of shame

I can only imagine how much more beautiful it reads in the native tongue.

posted by tigrisandeuphrates: 660 days ago