Douglas Barbour
breath ghazal 17:

                        for Roger Zelazny

hard for a breath i tarry       harried
into the body of time       no  please

yet the lack of breath
s death       even in movement the care

taking the earth & its air      making
the ruined lands fair        again

not for the clanking machines   waiting
so long for the breathing monstrosities under

standing reason from beyond it  in love
desire     in breathing   (& out)       to say that     Now

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