a letter to the general

statue of a portuguese officer ©papa osmubal

statue of a portuguese officer ©papa osmubal


a letter to the general

peter bakowski

Dear Mr. General,
I have never understood power:
the wanting of it.
I only want to
say something of this world:
to describe
a piano player
building a beautiful frame
for silence,
the way the wind
tickles the ribs
of a puddle,
the way
love floats away
from the cage
of a dictionary,
and when a leaf
falls into a pond,
what it says to the swan.

Dear Mr. General,
you who think us
lesser than your breakfast egg,
I bequeath you
the music of our screams
as you feast on the hem
of nations.

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