Where to Run

there is need & then there is blankness
the colour ___________, bruises &
mysterious circles, that loud
spasm of fist and mouth,
how can life move, like a leaf on
a branch, a smile, on a face
words blister, fingers run ragged
where to run, whom to advise\
"women & children first"
in line to be ignored, because
who watches for those signs, down in the deep
the personal hides
and only the streetless, loveless
journeys signal, IT MUST STOP

Eleni Zisimatos Auerbach
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