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The Canopy

- by Linn Barnes

-Linn Barnes

Bring then the body forward
that all may see its corruption

that the scandal of our time
may be blown wide open

that shards of dust and decay
floating in the quantum soup

may leave the clean surface 
and shudder open the fragmented

dark world gritting the poisoned hours 
and days way distant from the holy

diurnal voyage our ancestors
once reveled in upon a great time

and found splendor and love
beneath the canopy of the earth