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March 7, 2011

there are the gentle ones

By e b bortz



who speak with their eyes


vibrations from their cajun instruments

words sprung from soft moist lips

of life and dance steps

that touch

every movement

of a body

crying out with a spirit of

sisterly brotherly love

passionate love

a love of the beauty

within our grasp

drinking in without hesitation

the joy and pain

of anonymity


for others

the morning brings

violence and death

a refrain as human

as tears

--- e b bortz

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Poems, essays, and stories by e b bortz have been published widely.