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Coyote

Coyote

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Published by Joe Gonnella
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Published by: Joe Gonnella on Feb 29, 2012
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10/24/2012

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Coyote
For the sake of a visionWe ransomed our bodies.I asked,
Should we go back 
?And you said,
What’s back 
?
Forget it. Look at the sky.
Drawn to a place the gods chose,A place that in another versionOf the story we would by-pass,We emptied our bodies of heartGuts, liver and spleen, filled upOur torsos with jewels.For three hours we strapped
Ourselves to the hill’s slope
 And journeyed together.We watched clouds rollingAnd birds drifting. We trackedThe hard edges of sunlightAnd the cool diagonalsOf shade as they crossed thatHopelessly Midwestern street.Then the visions came,Stately, insistent, vast: Shiva,Leering Coyote and AphroditeIn her close fitting gown.We heard them whispering,
We’re here. We’re
watching you
 And when you’re gone,
 
We’ll still be here.
 

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I really enjoyed reading this, Joe. The images, the mood, hit home with me. Very good piece!
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