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Holy, Ghost of Our Lady

Joe Hall

Your brown scarred hand—black smoke
Of a burning derrick, orange flesh erupting from
Its frame, the fire fed, the
Soil flood, fire climbing down
Into the rooms of the earth, climbing
Down until the fire returns to fire, burning
Derrick terror the burning electrical
Pylon burning water tower terror, burning bridges
Overpass signs, building burning
The burning taller building burning tallest
Building tallest burn

Joe Hall

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