communication.   EMPLOYING LANGUAGE TO CREATE POWERFUL AND GENERATIVE WORD-SYMBOLS IN ORDER TO MAKE MEANING OF THE KNOWN AND THE UNKNOWN. 

feel the pulse

rhythmic throbbing in heart, in veins

pulse as a sign of life

a sign of being

distorted into a site of horror

feel the pulse

of a life song stopped abruptly

a half melody turned to discord

because they are here no more

feel the pulse

of pain too thick for words

of sorrow as deep as the longing for belonging

of questions formed in quietness—too sacred to speak

feel the pulse

of another pulse halted by hatred

another pulse halted by the complicity of the silent

another pulse

another pulse

another pulse

another pulse

49 in total

another pulse lost among the chaos

feel the pulse

in hands clasped in fear

in prayer

in worry

in despair

in anger

in sorrow

in hurt, seeking hope

clenching candles that reflect the only light we see in these shadows

feel the pulse

/  EXCERPT FROM "FOR THE PULSE 49"  /

 

TIME

PASSES THROUGH US UNNAMED

BUT WE ARE KNOWN

HELD TIGHTLY IN DEEP LONGING

FULL AND COMPLETE AS A CYCLE AROUND THE SUN

THEY KNOW US

AND GUIDE AND STAY AND LEAVE

ANCESTORS KNOW.

THEY SPEAK AND HIDE AND WATCH

JUST LONG ENOUGH, JUST SOUNDLY ENOUGH

TO LET US KNOW WE ARE NOT ALONE

WE WILL SURVIVE BECAUSE ITS WHAT THEY HAVE ALWAYS DONE

AND AGAIN

IN US

/  EXCERPT FROM "ANCESTRAL WISDOM" /

 

 

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