Pinned Up

by Darnell DePriest Jr.

I am Vesuvius! I am St. Helens!
I am smoldering
holding in hundreds of years
of burning fury
ready to burst and release
my unrelenting rage
onto the cityscape
destroying what you see as beautiful;
But I! I see the truths
hidden within and behind
the trees around me,
so I command them to fall.
Unable to hear the truths they’ve spoken
people cower and run from my rage.
A National Disaster they say…
I’ll be damned.


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