Shawn Sturgeon

Shawn Sturgeon Poems

1. The Prince And The Poplars 2/14/2005
2. Misreading Our Lives 2/14/2005
3. The Saddest Thing 4/16/2006
4. The Dead Sea Of The Heart 2/15/2005

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The Dead Sea Of The Heart

Oh yes, we've had our Hittites, and afterwards thought
we would be jugglers or potters-anything, in fact,
so long as it was interesting or different or fun-
for what's fun about suffering? We've had our fill
and would share it now with another people.

On one occasion (how the memory lingers) the Hittites
simply rode in, their ponies only slightly less angry
and of violent deportment than their riders, and took from us
our wives and daughters, carried them off like so much
cheap art. And we let them go. What could we do?
Their weapons so superior, their ...

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