Colma: The City of the Dead/Elegy for Skeptics

Colma: The City of the Dead/Elegy for SkepticsTo Celebrate The Fifth Year Anniversary Of FutureCycle Press S First Poetry Chapbook Publication, COLMA Has Been Released As A Full Length Edition With New Content And Photos Of The Massive City Of Graveyards That Is Colma The Original Chapbook Of The Same Name Was Printed On A Laser Printer And Hand Bound And Trimmed On A Kitchen Table By Now Director Of The Press Diane Kistner, Who Says We Ve Come A Long Way, Baby We are the publisher, so all of our authors get five stars from us Excerpts VII THE MILITARY CEMETERYA field of close trimmed greenwith rows of cold white stonesimmaculate as dominoesset straight at regulation distances.The graves march up a rolling hill,then lap over, vanishing below the crestas if they might go on forever.Soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines their ranks all equal now,they lie in strict formationunder these extreme conditions.As wars repeat,entrenched battalions of the deadforever hold their dark positions XV ONE LAST LOOKHow dazzling when, at dawn,under red and rolling clouds,the cemeteries standthick glazed with light,dew still on the grass,the long sun shining.Hands that will never holdthe colors of dawntighten into fists,their tendons drying rawhide feet curl in darkness lungs grow leathery as punching bags.The relatives we touched,kissed, fought,all lie here quietlyshrinking into nothingness.It is so difficult to saythere is an end no lusty loins,happy thoughts or angers only the dark unfeeling dissolution.Underneath each grassy moundwater gropes for union,universal solventprocessing the essences of man.No casket can withstandits entrances forever.Our rich flesh will endas innocent solutionsseeping downwardfar beneath the living lushnessof the surface.We shall be free chemicals,remains of cancelled lives,separate elementsin dark, obscure,but ever flowing springsand underground rivers.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 70 pages
  • Colma: The City of the Dead/Elegy for Skeptics
  • John Laue
  • English
  • 04 December 2017

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