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Literature
Softening into Siege
Monday morning wakes
to summer's cicada chorus
driven back underground
below layers
of news-copter chop,
generator drone
and the non-stop buzz
of Sunday's chainsaws
still cutting, clearing
and heavier
in the same tired hands
its trucks still flashing
herding the bewildered
between and around
the downed dead
of coppersnake tangles,
slack and relaxed
in their newfound freedom,
only a mere switch-pull
from deadly,
yet, draped casually
as broken clothesline
our foot-traffic shuffles
under a blue confusion
of too much open sky,
cameras and phones
held up to faces, insert
a necessary distance
between us
and the landscape's green
torn out, turned over, wrong side
of its leaves turned up, a dull grey
reflecting brightly
back to Sunday's judgment,
its strobe light skies
and the mad thrashing minutes
of its dark inhaling,
its windows whistling,
and everything
buckling, giving
just a little, if not all,
then softening into siege
sirens, lights, work crews
and the closure
of all roads home
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