Tuesday, May 13, 2014

THE BLOODY FLAG

THE BLOODY FLAG
© Farouk Asvat


Orange stains
White gods
and Blue blood
            flapping in the wind

            The stench of death
            is like maroon icicles dripping
            from fresh wounds
            The stain of death
            is like a dot of ash
            a dot of vermilion
            through the forehead
            The stench of death
            is like rocks in my fist
            teargas on my face
            water in my hands
            The stain of death
            is like the mournful tears
            of grieving mothers
            in my bloody eyes




© farouk asvat


[] composed: 16.06.1985 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].


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[] Acknowledgements:

The Bloody Flag was previously published in:

                The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p102, 2006).



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