Paris, Friday 13, 2015
by Jeff Oaks
The danger is getting stuck here.
The danger is moving too fast away.
The danger is forgetting to breathe
again. To play music. The danger is simplicity,
the either/or, the us or them, the with
or against. The danger is the blood
on the streets! The danger is inventing
the city of flowers. The danger is
ongoing, hours and hours of resistance
in the forms of patience. After hurt,
therapy feels like pain. To take a step now
helps against a dangerous rigor later. How
to exercise the first muscles of hope? Bodies count.
Someone you know screams for more death.