The tyrants bore


What is the voice
that grumbles thus
and slams the weight of
iron onto my back
Sinking me
a half foot length into the ground
like it's sand?

I suppose you could say
I am closer now
to the grit and the glass
and the ore and mineral:

Compacting and breathing like
a mountain range beneath me
or like a field revolving
stirring its fertile furrows through.

Can I see down here
beneath the tyrants bore
what I'm really made of?

--

Spinning in my head
like a Catherine Wheel of tension:
A swirl of grievance,
a tight twirl of rage
(akin to throbbing)
Interlacing my skull with points of sorry.

I am learning to respond to me.
Ro notice me there in the echoes and emanations.
I am learning to speak
to me.
I the many faced hag,
priestess, angel afear'

Alight my tounge -
I spit out your creation!
I am skin-sworn before the
cusp.

____
Written: 2020
Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJfC6gT1T2A
(SoulPOETree on Youtube)




Poetry by Maija Liepins
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Written on 2021-04-26 at 20:43

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The language is kinetic, lively. Must check out the video!
2021-04-28


one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
There is something wonderful and deeply moving in hearing the poem read aloud, the oral and aural, also, the visual of your setting.

I had forgotten that poetry is, in its essence, an oral art.
2021-04-27


Hans Bump
Spinning in my head
like a Catherine Wheel of tension

These are lines that are inspired and covey such a crushing emotional image. Wow
2021-04-27