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Do Not Forget Us, Those Who Have Been Lost

Do not forget us, those who have been lost
whether in the sap, or in the blood,
taken by unthinking rage against the flesh
and the bright liminal of a living green

All those of us who were taken before our time,
make memories for us, speak aloud our names,

What in this unfurling causes such intent
against the seed to leaf, or life lived now
some unsimply hate the blossom
as they also hate the bough and root

Do not forget us, those who have been lost,
plant new words afresh, and remember our names