Friday, January 21, 2011

I am from...

I am from Africa
deep in jungle love
with Tarzan of the Apes,
dreaming of swinging vines
and a tree-house of my own.

I am from a hazy fog of cigarettes
and shots of old medley over ice
of black and white TV
with vertical lines
and rabbit ear snow.

I am from survivors
and suicides wasted lives,
from martyrs and madness.
I am from rage and resignation
rape and redemption.

And now I am from down under
holding up the weight of where
I am from.

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