Saving Us

you hold out long enough for another tongue, we feed it
you shuffle your cards, we eat it
you hold the earth in the palm of your hand, we destroy it
the masses disperse doubting their own power
chicken with a head, body without a mind

daytime empties the streets, fills the couches, marries the screens.

I miss the sound of us
the tongues’ beautiful languages
sprouting poetry and clever games
this is revolution, joining the body and the mind
hearing it still sing
alive in the trees.


About Kate Houck

Educator. Human. Poet. Seeking truth through experience.
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12 Responses to Saving Us

  1. Ron says:

    Ohhhh, Kate! Yet another golden prayer ! If I could write like that, I’d put away my first chess set,, my “crystal radio”, and my Boy Scout knife. *grin*


  2. JC says:

    I just love this… a prayer, a wish or a statement, it’s just beautiful.

  3. sheldonk2014 says:

    Beautiful Kate
    Great read
    I save this
    It was good to start the day with
    As always Sheldon

  4. This is so beautifully written!

  5. sanberdooboy says:

    the first stanza has some powerful, disturbing images, propelled by the repeated rhythms in the first three lines. then the single line provides a transition into some lovely images and lovely thoughts. i especially like the lines, “this is revolution, joining the body and the mind/ hearing it still sing.” indeed, that would be a revolution.

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