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Alas Cries the Woodpecker

March 25, 2009
By Alexander Pollak GOLD, San Francisco, California
Alexander Pollak GOLD, San Francisco, California
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Yonder discourse tempers near.
alight on amber waves
sticky sticking stricken mud
of earnest gold and redwood blood.
Alas cries the woodpecker
pecking jellied gems
hardened phlegm
spilled from dark crevasses
ridged ruffles
evergreen bark.
Alas cries the woodpecker.
digging piercing nails into weathered skin
cracked like desert ground
cries the woodpecker
shrieking shredding sobs

The author's comments:
note: this piece is simply a sound piece. It is not meant to have meaning, it is only written to be read, and is almost more like a song as the way it is said, rather than what is said, is more important overall.

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on Jun. 8 2009 at 7:26 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

I think that you did an excellent job on this.

Keep up the good work.