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Poem
Black Silence
Apr.13.2009
Pravda, Moscow-page one
Black Silence  ------- Tbilisi, Georgia April 9, 1990(page one, Pravda) The old Babushkas sit in black silenceOn hard benches placed highOn the museum stepsSo all the world can see their tearsAnd The photographs of their dead children A still life more powerful Than those displayed within museum walls’ Passersby salute the old Babushkas Sitting In black silenceOn...
Poem
Mar.24.2009
We walk togetherThe ghosts and IHand in handWhispering to each otherof     Love    Lost     Gone    Dead The ghosts whisper more loudlyAs the scarlet sun dropsFrom the skyA cacophony of colorSlashedAcross the gateway toForbidden thoughts of     Love    Lost    Gone    Dead.
Poem
Mar.24.2009
         blood, scrubbedfrom cobblestones     ofTiananmen Square    by blue-clad workers    with stiff bristled brushes    Weeping Without sound    guards guns ready     otherspatch steps torn    bytanks and gunfire    that    Left violent evidence    ofan event that never happened. under mended stones    hearts still beat In the rhythm of Freedom,Making...
Poem
Mar.24.2009
American Dream    Rain Chimney    SmokeHome    WarmthHearth    Bread Rug    Yellow DogBlack Cat    WomanHuddles     Beneath Newspapers     CardboardHome    ColdTired    HungryRemembering    Hearth Home    Yellow Dog Black Cat    LaughterLove    Eons Past