|Poets's Sleep by|
Chang Hong Ahn, 1989
empty skulls bleaching in the sun.
Hollow sockets, gaping jaws;
I sleep on,
Their spirits try to wake me by throwing pebbles,
shattering the windows and lining the sill.
Like stones on grave markers;
don't forget, don't forget.
When I die they shall crowd around me,
holding me accountable for their premature expulsion.
Howling voices, accusing eyes;
didn't you know,
We could have lived, we could have lived.
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