Mark Heathcote

Silver Star - 3,565 Points (22/03/66 / Manchester)

In Order To Sustain - Poem by Mark Heathcote

On the edge of darkness
A desert flower is scolded burnt.
And a palm leaf is torn apart,
By a living, breeding, blue macaw’s claw.

It is their crucifix …
This thuggish, world:
That delights in their—
Immoveable, situation!

They even build defences to survive.
And shield; themselves—
In order to sustain,
Their agonies … crucifixion …

But deep down their roots offer endless hope.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 8, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 9, 2013


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