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Sunday, 7 October 2018

In the Dark Times, Will There Be Singing? by Marjorie Saiser

In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
~ Bertolt Brecht

Desert morning, the coyotes return
to their cubbyholes, the stars
have wheeled in arcs

to stand in their appointed doorways.
The great horned owl on the light pole
sees the neighborhood, sees, if he wants to,

how I stand shoeless on the cool sand,
lucky cuss, wingless bird that I am.

In the dark times there will be singing
and I, in a forgotten crevice in the universe,
will spread my arms and inhale deep, enormous.


Date: 2017

By: Marjorie Saiser (1943- )