Welcome to the Well

feel the plummet in your gut
the physiological descent
that coincides
with your social fortunes
the staggering jolt
as you drop
lungs in your throat
like the colonized
like the genocidized
like the American Indian
like the Polish Jew
like the Aborigine
on the shore
in sight of massive sails
on the horizon
feel that now
Mexican American
feel that now
Muslim, Woman, Queer
feel it disabled veteran
feel it
scientist, scholar, teacher
feel the free fall
in your balls
in your ovaries
in your overalls
like Lysenko’s farmers
failing in the face
of ideology’s success


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2 Responses to “Welcome to the Well”

  1. Jay Says:

    Love this!

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