X. [I died but now I live for]

By Eirikur Orn Norddahl

I died but now I live for
ages of ages
and hold the keys of hell and death

Write now what you see:

Infants regurgitating their mother’s milk
there’s a common cold in the air
and sunlit stool

Rightly we should reduce
and chain these protesters
to walls of houses
wailing walls

I am with you in the oppression,
the kingdom & the perseverance

I know your work
You are alive in name and yet dead

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