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 lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and has published articles, book reviews and political poetry in Black Agenda Report, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Internationalist 360, Jewschool, Marxism-Leninism Today, MintPress News, MRonline, New Verse News, Orinoco Tribune, Popular Resistance, Resumen Latinoamericano, San Francisco Examiner, and ZNet. Read other articles by Roger.