This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Disclosure’ by Rebecca Givens Rolland. She is the author of three poetry collections, including The Wreck of Birds (Bauhan Publishing, 2012), winner of the May Sarton New Hampshire Prize.
I have matched this image untitled by @reneviolence – Rene Valencia.
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Disclosure ©Rebecca Givens Rollan
Late evening, metals bolstering our
houses finish acting like anything
but themselves. Bauxite, copper, rods
we bored into under aegis of trees:
forgetting injected fluid, cracks in
unwitting steel. Years later, a landmine
excavates us—crack-seal veins
bubbling up, flaring out—formations
pressurised from inside. Silica lingers
in brushed air. Silos empty to wind,
grainy clouds we hardly see. Is breath
our only hopeful model? Is exhaling
our exit strategy? Sand has lied to us.
Irritants take our guts over. We weep
frost. Our children scoop sky.
We recite our wedding, their births,
this fire. Soon we’re snowed under:
silt umbrella shields us from visible rain.
Our play circles, losing rhythm.
One child rings rosies, shakes her shovel
in chemicals too cautious for palms. All
the world’s time and money. Every
gold coin tail-flipped. Nothing to save.
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