Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Jericho


 Tear down your walls, Jericho

 Tear down your walls, Jericho

 He has asked me with persuasion

 He has studied these dense walls with his hands

 He has smoothed over the surface of the sun scorched bricks...

 Searching for the weak spots

 Seeking a way in

 Tear down your walls, Jericho

 Tear down your walls, Jericho

 His full lips promise freedoms

 He has written emancipations with the stylus of his tongue

 He is sending gilded gifts through the tall iron gates

 He sings sonnets to the night guards, to lull them to sleep

 Tear down your walls, Jericho

 Tear down your walls, Jericho

 He has chanted his sweet demands from the rising till the dusk

 And now that my protection has been disected and dismantled

 I have found that I am vulnerable and exposed...