Shawn Sturgeon Poems
- The Dead Sea Of The Heart Oh yes, we've had our Hittites, and...
- The Saddest Thing The saddest thing, the way you keep waking,...
- Misreading Our Lives The story of which we speak is, perhaps,...
- The Prince And The Poplars The Prince is waving good-bye. ...
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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 ...