29 December 2008

POETRY / Larry Piltz : The Wargazaw Ghetto

A Volcano for a live event at Ruth Eckard Performing Art Center, with Propane Flames, Cyro Jets and LSG / Zigmont / effectspecialist.com.

The Wargazaw Ghetto
has towering furnace buildings
that become exploding volcanos
streaming smoke, fire, and ash
upward to Actual Heaven
a waystation where the innocent
and pure wear living armbands
and watch in holy sacred fire awe
the re-creation of their victimhood
lustily acted out by their descendants
and who staunchly welcome
with open tattooed arms
tads of seared humanity
flung with the ash and smoke
as the close and dear
relations they are.

The Wargazaw Ghetto

Larry Piltz / The Rag Blog

Indian Cove
Austin, Texas
December 30, 2008

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