Nouns

Bonhomme-debout2

the word debout
(arise)

non-existent
for 145 years

awakens one night

suddenly

l’eruption

& now none of us can sleep

 

our ideas are on everyone’s minds

some of us maybe more,
some of us maybe less
but no one goes without

 

my memory escapes me

I can’t remember nouns anymore

words like Colony
War
Property

you beneath me
like we were different people

confederates who meant nothing
but surrendered nothing
to those who came before

unwound
unwounded
unwilling to walk away

we carry on
this occupation

Bonhomme des bonhommes République.  Courtesy of Communecter.org. Available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bonhomme-debout2.png.

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