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Caught between the sun and the moon

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by Dana Janine Diamond

Low tides bring subtle pleasures

miss those days

when gentleness

washed over us

forget walking on water

and other prophecies

I’d be grateful just

to walk

in the sea

arms outstretched

to God and love

and sheer happiness

it all didn’t just

disappear

into the horizon

or follow the sunset

off the edge

there were those

who stole everything

I don’t clock sunsets

or sunrises

I don’t walk shorelines

anymore

but I will again

you may have held

your temporary victories

but the motherfuckers

won’t win

not on my watch

not with our hearts

not against our strength

you’re sinking

we’re collecting seashells

we’re floating above

the shimmering waters

we’ve got this

we are deep waters

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In famous Land

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By Dana Janine Diamond   c2016

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Time to know
how each victim was precious
embodied the love
we all carry
through this life
how they will live
forever
dancing
reaching for joy
connection
haunting
our collective
heart
there were doors opened
latches unlocked
screams
thundered steps fleeing
the clouds changed formation
the heavens sobbed
the one God retreated
the beat stopped

 

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and now
now
days have passed
news broadcast
inhumanity traveled through
time
the sorrow
the sorrow
cannot be harnessed
nor holstered
politics did not have enough
force
behind it, or money
or soul
people who should
know better
don’t

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So let’s break
it down
in the way I know how
the bow and arrow
both weapon and love
the voluptuous curve
the propulsion of all
that can bring us
together
or tear our skin
apart
after the storm
after the rain
transforms
the earth
the impenetrable forest
and the rivers
running through
we look up
to see if there will
be more
if the light
will be restored
and that is when
the miracle unfolds
and each day
for a time
we are all catching the sun

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