Plural, the way mutable might be melted rock, a memory blends, overlaps with another
A one-minute-dreamy syllogism
Author: P.K.
Published on: 9/6/2016 3:12:13 PM

41 years after the war

April is the cruelest month
Perhaps for the start of Spring
Spring being the joy of living
Yet living being cruel

April is the hemlock cup of Socrates
From it we have drunk
Truth

When flowers blossomed in the graveyard
Avenues sprang from the half-witted compromise of love and recollection
Mornings came back to the city
And birds to the parks
Newborns blessed with but a name

Peace

The Son of Man pardoned from the crucifix
Pledged to cast away his sword
Pouring holy grails of insipid wine
The truth is
Only half a truth survives

Like the tiny bullet shell stuck in memory with the rust of so many monsoons
Silent
Like a letter, written
And unsent

The address perhaps changed
The house sabotaged
The recipient moved to the countryside, or dead
Dead
The recipient being a man
Therefore the recipient would be dead

And because of that I would never forget
April
Always the cruelest month

 

-P.K.
- image by Dao Strom

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