Written From Dresden

Well...not really ^-^. Just...inspired by Dresden, and by a man who, to me, has come to represent Dresden. Too bad I don't even know his first name ^-^. Ah, well, at least I get some poetry out of this, huh?

1.
He was Dresden:
Undocumented. Why
There is tragedy in justification
And what actually
It may come to.
Lancaster-casting. Daylight.
And to think any city
Any time or Place
When it is so--
It turns as Public Opinion
When it wants to be Demonized.
Someone who wishes to
Return, then...
Cannot.
Simply.
He was Dresden.
Leaving a shell of something and
Everything I touch
Echoes
Incendiary


2.
In just---
A moment. Fortunes
Of Life and War:
The similarities therein.
~ I Remember him ~
When things are in circles
And then:
Return
He left in mile-high
Fires, Hurricane
Winds while, echoed:
"Last Time."
Some Ocean
Away.
But here...and as the same.
The same.


3.
Spring brought the
Brightly-decked Armies, measured
Regiments and all.
Explainable--quite
Able, then, to be justified
When he was
It was Winter--infinitely
Clear and the stillness carried
Sound.
Into past.
You, I compared
Once wrote when you were, Strauss,
Wagner.
My Starling
It made sense
And does still.
Dresden--that is,
Blue and not this.
No.


4.
His voice carried
Explanatory, demonstrative.
In Atlanta, once,
And Glorious Scarecrows
Just...
Nearly...
Yet Lost Orders and lost
Else, being cause of Defeat:
There is tragedy
Where there was Power.
He illustrated that
In Germany, in Palestine,
You left that
Vacuum.
And sometimes,
Collapsing into itself
You fly.
Dodging preconceptions, what ever that may
Lead to,
And Lancasters, the Tragedy
Below.
As man dies.
His voice--carried


5
You sleep still
On some yet
Unknown justification I have yet to understand
And I scan for you
Reminding myself in all, in
Everything you do not exactly have to be
Despite pretty words
Rounded-down figures, and that
Entire continents, spun dreams
Simply to promote that
During War, and all,
Everyone seems willing--
No one enjoys killing, and in this, I look for you


6
Angry, still
You came not
~ as he might have ~
to represent that certain
Dissatisfaction. The difference
In struggle
And victory.
He was rebellion
Tho' only in its antecedent:
Reciprocals of Conservative
Thought--
As you were.
And if Alabama lies angry--
Then so Munich.
And if Mississippi lies weeping--
Then so Berlin
Razed ground, outside
Moscow, as wearied States
And Dresden. Yes.
You and he, and
What comes
Between.

A/N: Look for the next Dresden installment! I'm on a poetic roll for some reason