the scream.

The Sun

is raining

today
yellow

all over

where eyes

are deep

and dark,
murky

with
hate.
The Sun

vomits
its elbows

at the faces

scared
and angry

—their skin

is a bloody

stained-glass,
searing

its heat
upon every

blow.
The Sun

is quivering,
scraping

the last flesh

off the bones
dispersed

in lumps
like white lilies

in the killing
fields.
The Sun

is raining today,
its brushes

long and blonde,

swing
where the machetes
rest.
The sandy

orange ball
in the sky

shines on,

flooding away
the world

with its spiced
glow…

… But there, it cuts

into the pores.
This morning,

the Sun rains

blood
on a dollar
bill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo: © Jez COULSON, “Boy in Smoke at time of Rwandan Genocide : Goma Rwandan Border : Rwanda”

~

(http://www.jezblog.com/index.php?showimage=965)

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