Frank Bana


Frank Bana Poems

1. Come closer to me 7/19/2006
2. Cancer blooms... 9/26/2005
3. To Womankind 10/24/2005
4. A distillation... 2/20/2006
5. At Last.... 8/14/2007
6. Asteroid of Love 9/5/2006
7. A Space Beautiful 8/23/2007
8. Because you wear gold 9/26/2005
9. Beyond Love 10/24/2005
10. Almost 21 7/17/2006
11. Blind is the Deepest Love 2/27/2006
12. My Black President 10/14/2008
13. Engineering Desire... 7/26/2006
14. Self-Determination 8/14/2006
15. As it Happens... 4/28/2006
16. Night Star 9/26/2005
17. A Song of Her Garden 3/26/2007
18. Island of my Soul 6/3/2008
19. Because of your Love 7/7/2008
20. Hitler at 75 2/3/2008

Shema

The hidden sound, the spell under the tongue,
Hints of our truth revealed. Behold, Shema:
A doorway opens from a dwelling of despair
To speed the fate of birth and teach
To wear death’s sudden mask.

The bodies of our ancestors, eroded by disease
Unnamed and unconfined. Vital organs inflamed
By domestic plague, blamed on foreign clime.

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