your heart and the world

a flat   dry   dull landscape
pale greens   ochre   pitch
some scraggly bushes
dead trees with crooked branches
a few small animals
scurry to hiding places

nothing else

this will be your heart
when i am done with it

Roger Stoll is a Latin America/Caribbean solidarity activist with the Task Force on the Americas, a three-decades-old anti-imperialist human rights organization. He has published articles, book reviews and political poetry in Dissident Voice, Resumen Latinoamericano, MintPress News, Black Agenda Report, Popular Resistance, Orinoco Tribune, Marxism-Leninism Today, Counterpunch, San Francisco Examiner, ZNet, Jewschool, and New Verse News. Read other articles by Roger.