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We've crowded out the angels

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We've crowded out the angels

The first needles were of bone or wood,
perhaps inspired by the pine's green ones.

People sewed skins together,
shaped them around their chests,
their arms, their legs
to hug the warmth
to their bodies.

When the white giants
grudgingly began to step back
into the howling hell
where they came from,
needles became bronze
and later iron;
people learned
to weave threads together,
crosswise, up and down
to make cloth.

Now needles are shiny steel;
they embroider flowers,
became hollow to drink blood,
to stream drugs into arteries.

Now they bridge
sickness and health,
life and death,
as we crowd each other,
dancing awkwardly
on the points of needles.

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  1. Date: 11/25/2008 7:47:00 AM
    Wow! This is awesome imagery. Another one, well done! Love Me

  1. Date: 11/24/2008 8:49:00 PM
    Like Sharon said before me...I'm planning to watch for more of your poetry! You are wonderful here, as were your others! I will pay more attention now, when I see your name! You have a magic way with words, enjoyable to read. I'm glad you have joined the soup! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 11/24/2008 4:05:00 AM
    Hello Keith - it's so kind kind of you to comment as you did. I appreciate your warm welcome. - Enjoy

  1. Date: 11/24/2008 4:04:00 AM
    Hello Sharon - it's a great feeling when you hear that people like your poetry. Thanks for telling me. Enjoy.

  1. Date: 11/24/2008 2:44:00 AM
    Marvelous imagery and word use... and a brilliant title! Well done my friend!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 11/22/2008 8:15:00 AM
    Wow. I am becoming a huge fan of your poetry quickly. So much here. Amazing write. Love, Shar