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Read more great poetry from Brooklyn Magazine print edition here.  
Read more great poetry from Brooklyn Magazine print edition here.  
  We arrived again. An indeterminable number of arrivals. We arrived as witness as salvation as storm. We arrived as storm as thunder as the closed sky before rainfall. We arrived as hunter as loaded rifle as the body that sharpens and strokes. What Leader took from us we scorched from our minds. Every syllable of love every uttered phrase of hope. Our pasts a city under siege a neighborhood torched. We flame throwers we bomb builders we cloaked soldiers light the...
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Poem for Fathers

for Frank Lima