December 17, 2012

DAY 17: SARAH ANNE COX & ELENI MAKKA, RE: Hope (for Pussy Riot)

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Re: Hope
(for Pussy Riot)

My mother used to say
no, I will not calm down
rinsing the roots of a coconut palm
here, frost divides the pine needles
and snowflakes aren’t special
just unrelenting
a case of conviction
sewing camp
red vestigial machines
line in sewn
in mouths
Not even
the smudged glass
centuries of appeal
to the painted lady
hot breath whispered
etched in silver
the court room box
can escape iconography

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

totally beautiful-