Monday, February 14, 2011

Of Indifference and Savages

see the second sons
heirs of nothing
dreamers of all
brothers of escape
abuse and abandon
intoxicated by adventure
hungry for liberty
they came onto the path of travail
full of self
one propelled by repulsion
in a forsaken mother city
filled with disgust and competition
he came to divest himself of pretense
to rid his gut of religion

the other with wife and child
rode horse and wave
for work well paid
solid gold and ignorance

the dreamer marches on
with savage determination
to cement the virgin prairies
with insult and flowing blood

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