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                                                                                       November 2020



                                                          Doue'e



                 Not Unknown to That Fearless Cove in the Heart



                                                 Pina Piccolo 2017


                                Don’t mind the man behind the curtain
                                as you come to the end of the yellow brick road


                                Lightly buoyed by cognitive storms
                                the facts lay suspended


                                As the song of the lyre bird
                                dirges the death of the forest


                                As throats of children
                                and black men can’t breathe


                                As distressed, failing nations

                                seek the company of collapsing bee colonies


                                Don’t mind the man behind the curtain
                                follow your app to the land of milk and honey


                                Let a lullaby put you in touch with alien species
                                the one writing this might be on its way out.


                                Embedded deep in the ice-core of Ages
                                please find the instructions for the Seventh Generation


                                Perhaps no different from the ones issued
                                on the eve of the 5th Great Extinction



                                Leak them out: not pretty and polished like the Grail
                                and yet not unknown to that fearless cove in your heart


                                May be in this pinch they’ll do
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