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By Dan Lewis. Axis of Logic
Axis of Logic
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011

Manifesto
This is exactly what I mean. In the middle
of the half-acre dump, piled with broken bricks, old tires,
and the street sweeper’s waste, two bright sunflowers
stand beatified in the slant light of morning.
We must over and over again bear witness
to the wonder of this world. After the bone-rich
ash is shoveled from the ovens, after the scarred witnesses
have told their terrible tales, after the weapons have been gathered
and burned, someone must still have voice to sing. This
is the only ground we have to stand on, this
scorched and defiled garden. It is here we must raise

the cry until our throats tear with the fierce hymn of praise.

Dan Lewis is a poet residing in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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