Monday, November 12, 2007

Veteran's Day

Things that Cannot Be Undone

-For Brady T. Brady, For Jack Barker, For Frank Limón, For Doc Kohler and others

How long do you think it’s going to take
to murder the memory of the unmentionable?
There is no timetable, no come home clean.

The day’s routine is lost on you, what is gone
is your everydayness, your ability to pass the
time without one violent shiver down the spine.

What needs to be erased? Sometimes you say,
Everything. Dark glow of the relentless river and
nature wants to make amends, a deep bow.

O tireless forgiveness how you misplace us,
our hands held up to you, still wet, how we
wish the world’s reversal, the backwards, Go.


Juan Medina said...

I know I'm wishing the world's reversal right about now.

Anonymous said...

I am absolutely in love with this poem right now. It is so beautiful and expresses perfectly what I am feeling.

Thank you!