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Nervous Wanderings

Agony in a Cage

by Alessandro Cusimano

one suspect after another
one hypocrisy after another

able to live everywhere
to try to revive
in that dark, uncertain where

skinned apartment
rotten wood
of worm-eaten chairs

in a forced internment

sheer drop

is a form of burial

the beast moves
into the mire of Eden

from the human
to the animal
from darkness to light

in a loud voice

a beast sees
the animal within
reflected in
interpretive mirrors

to the creatures who

and the storm can rage
at least for
the time of a glance

Copyright © 2012 by Alessandro Cusimano

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