david hadbawnik





Sad planet! – how vast it had seemed

when she’d held it in her hands,

colors dripping, hot from the copy

machine, its orbit through and around

her belly completed, its hair

wet and sticky, all awkward water

and men’s dark eyes. Eyes

of her father, eyes of the man

her father had ordered killed,

both of them looking at her,

two dark sets of eyes

setting the whole world ablaze.

So vast! Now as she watches the lights

trip. Calamity flows.









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