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Cymbals of symbols

By turning on
radio set or tv stand
or mouth of a politician
or mouse of the ear
or terrier of the erection
or prayer of the prey
or preach of the speech,
I discern
the idealized power
[of commandments:
commands with comments]
over naked softness
of human faith,
which can only polish a pebble
like a puddle,
and cover with human body
the blatant blanket
of national banner.

                      may 1989 


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