Thursday, August 26, 2021





Roman Poem Number Thirteen

                                             For Eddie

Only our hearts will argue hard

against the small lights letting in the news

and who can choose between the worst possibility

and the last

between the winners of the wars against the breathing

and the last

war everyone will lose

and who can choose between the dry gas

domination of the future

and the past

between the consequences of the killers

and the past

of all the killing? There

is no choice in these.

Your voice

breaks very close to me my love.


June Jordan

Directed By Desire

Collected Poems

Copper Canyon Press