21 April 2011

Renewable

A week ago was the 150th anniversary of the start of the U.S. Civil War.

Over 3,400 died in the Battle of Shiloh between April 6th and 7th 1862. At the time it was the costliest battle of the war.


Renewable 4/21

Shiloh

Peach blossoms fall
gentle – pink rain
over green everything

Shiloh

The earth is an oil field
of blood

Scrape earth with a toe
it wells
bubbles and froths

The trees nod

Shiloh

Smell of peach blossoms
gunpowder
screaming

There is cycle
each time a fall comes
the buds will fist
into coming warm weather

The fruit will ball up
blush like drunken cheeks
and drop gladly into
thick grasses

And someone will eat into it

Shiloh