Tattoos For the Mind

Poems are tattoos for the mind
Poems are serpents eating their own tales

When have the censors eliminated the smallest poem?
Could the Peronists chase Neruda’s Cantos into exile?

Could the US courts put Ginsberg’s Howl back in the bottle?
Can Putin imprison Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer?

Poems do not justify their existence
Does the dawn blame the night for its daily absence?

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