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Diana van den Berg

(4 November 1945 / Durban, South Africa)

It's What We Have To Do


Sometimes one has to summon
the last vestiges of one’s will power
and turn away
from blue mountain-top horizons
and fragrant forests
and plains begging to be galloped over
and in their place, build cement walls
to protect others from inclement weather.

(8 January 2013)

Submitted: Monday, August 05, 2013
Edited: Monday, August 05, 2013
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