Come in. My door is open The windows uncovered Be you friend or stranger The enemy of ignorance My table, round A circle of friends and strangers Enemies breaking bread I´ll pour you Italian espresso You bring the baclava from Beirut We will discuss the differences Of olives Big and small Green and black Let us chew on the options You be the Muslim I´ll be the Jew I´ll poem, you sing We shall dance before an open window For all the world to know That we can I shall follow you To your city To your house I carry flowers A curious manner A wish to know Your tastes, the aromas of your kitchen The chatter of children The photos you hang Faces of they whom you carry In your heart An old man dies A child is born You tell me stories I tell mine Both of us discharging the shit Of our lives in a world gone mad with itself Spilling our laughter and pain When evening descends We find ourselves Alone in the still ambiance Of a solitude shared When I take my leave of you I will carry your voice Your soft eyes Landing in mine My breath in halt In that moment of Wordless silence Of discovery We share the grace Night birds call To waxing stars All the world around The grace of peace I will carry your city On the map of my memory Carry your voice In conversations on the bus I will carry your smile As a work of art We shall both Be changed For the rest of time From my grave to yours We shall rise in the heat of battle To run on the waters Fly on the winds To the heat of battles Angels of deliverance Summoning our descendants To lay down the fear Pick up the torch That lights the way The way we had trod To the crossroad of Fulfillment Complete and calling All the children home
from We Want Everything, Onslaught Press, 2016
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2 thoughts on “Open Door — Moe Seager”
What a wonderful endowment of peace, Moe Seager!
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Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Moe! I absolutely love this piece and the hope it exudes. I would love to see it come to pass, and that all enemies could break bread and truly learn of and take to heart the humanity of “the other side”. 🙂