Saturday, October 1, 2011

spring is a lie

by nooshin azadi

illustration by rhoda penmarq


spring is a lie
there is just one season
and it never ends -
greed has no limits

green plastic plants cheat people
they never grow
they live forever
to imprison you in your hopes

all leaves are leaving
bare branches scratch your cellophane trust -
what had happened to those two caged birds
that they hanged themselves from the nearest tree
when they were freed?

seeds are sieved 
the broken ones are buried
and the whole ones are broken -
a bounty harvest at the end of the season!

don't tell me i should find my hero
heroes are all dead
even the one who lived in me
liars are killers


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