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Dark Night (12)

I heard sirens blast open night,
Ripped the stars, five points slashed
Mother Moon always backlashed
Against the hymns of evident plight.

Who has fallen and cracked their bones,
And who wasted dry asleep on ground?
What high-pitched screams in music drowned,
What fights picked end in painful groans.

Fire, fire! What fire? I see smoke!
No, not fire, a crash half a block,
Red, blue lights of liberty shock,
A body sleeping like splattered yolk.

I breathe the stiffness in the air,
Frozen still by watching crowds
Over me a shadow bowed
To me they said, “Beyond repair.”

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