Break its defense, be brave against fear
though what’s dear
become goosebumps in fog and gnawing of bones
though fingers are clawing
to open the noose constricting you breath
though death might be winning
the souls of both sinners and saints.
though corps-lights are lighted for innocent many
in Baghdad and Paris, Aleppo, New York
we must both forget and remember to
break its defense, be brave against fear.
Linked to Open Platform at toads, somewhat inspired by Dylan Thomas “And Death shall have no dominion”.
September 13, 2016