Tuesday, August 2, 2011

POEM: "Y Por La Mañana Miraba"

Y Por La Mañana Miraba

                                   Yo soy yo y mi circunstancia
                                   José Ortega y Gasset

You think you know
the histories of a person's hand
what touched it, what it did

these hearts are leather gloves
whether pounding a kitchen table
or shooting something inattentive

of course there's a gentle side
the hands of the farmer husband
who makes paper birds for children

now the hot summer months
need trucks to carry water
and the beasts are sullen

I am I and my circumstances, he says
pick up the bullet and show me
you say it to any human heart.

© 2011 Rob Schackne

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