FIVE THOUSAND YEARS

 

IT’S A LONG, LONG WAY

MADE OF STONE

FROM OMAHA TO CAIRO.

FROM THE RIVERBANK

THROUGH THE DYING FIELDS

ACROSS THE SEA

TO THE BLOODY QUARRIES

WHERE THEY KEEP DIGGING

FOR RULERS

WHILE SCHOOL BELLS

ECHO

NORTH AND SOUTH

OFF THE TWIN BROWN

MIRRORS OF THE MISSOURI

AND THE NILE.  

 

(1991-92)

 

 

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