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Monday, 27 January 2014

I Hear No Music

Here I am breathless, motionless
in Fort Worth minding Texan law

The breeze gently whispers my
name across Trinity River
I am the music I’ll never hear
the Nicaragua I’ll never see
I am my brother’s raven hair
After seven weeks in limbo the
authorities concede - common
sense relinquishes my father’s pain.

 Laws about Life and Death in Texas

©Martha Landman
Martha Landman writes poetry in tropical North Queensland, Australia. Her latest work appeared in Eunoia Review, The Camel Saloon and other journals.
http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21595028-rare-case-rouses-passions-among-pro-choice-and-pro-life-alike-brain-dead-and-pregnant

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