An Urban Source

Jeannette Gaussi
Born in Kabul, Afghanistan
Lives in Berlin, Germany
An Urban Source, 2011

Our body the ocean

Dan Vera

We gather by the sources of life
our cities, our towns, our medinas
from the dry fingers of death.

Currents within us
the amniotics of desire and production
the rivers of our thinking

Now comes the despoilment
the refuse we return to the mother
the toxins we fail to acknowledge

Up at the higher plains the waters warm
the oceans rise
the body shakes itself loose
succumbing us to the repercussions

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