December 24, 2012

DAY 24: LEE ANN RORIPAUGH, LET FREEDOM RIOT SING



















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LEE ANN RORIPAUGH



let freedom sing riot


profane as wildflowers
shoving oxygen back
into the brutal
and dictatorial air

in blue-gloved airports
in locked closets
in bombed clinics
in blood-soaked schools

in the sanctuary
beneath the jaded gaze
of scopophilic saints:

wound as spectacle
wound as bloody gash
wound as commodity

bound foot’s rotten gauze
and silk unwound
crushed bones unmachined

whalebone unharpooned
ribs unlaced
jawbone unshattered

chastity belt unchaste(ned):

a box of fear
duct-taped in day-glo
slit open

oranges alert
behind the purdah
of pesticide’s sugary veil

queen bees unsealed
from collapsing tombs of wax

guitar laws unblued
into unchained melody

Andromeda unjailed
as bait to monstrous appetite

a pistol-whipped Prometheus
left as eagle carrion
unbound from barbed wire

ungash
unslit
unmuffled

chastity belt unchaste(ned):

cunt uncensored
clitoris unhooded
pussy unbarred

fist’s tight bud
diaspora’s salvo
confetti of sparks
igniting a viral riot

a chorused blaze of heat
and fire rising fierce
against the silence

2 comments:

Radish King said...

Holy Fuck this is amazing. Well done.
xox

annette c. boehm said...

Greatly enjoyed!