“At the Justice Department.”

Wanting it, wanting
with all my hunger this anguish,
this knowing in the body
the grim odds we’re
up against, wanting it real.
Up that bank where gas
curled in the ivy, dragging each other
up, strangers, brothers
and sisters. Nothing
will do but
to taste the bitter
taste. No life
other, apart from.
—  Denise Levertov, “At the Justice Department.”

1 comment:

Ali Karim said...

And to think we put people on the moon....

Darwin may have been wrong