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Published:  August 25, 2009
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Author:  Daniel Bridgefarmer
Daniel Bridgefarmer eats locusts and honey and laughs in a concrete jungle: he is a living visage of the Southern Gothic tradition.
The Way I Remember The Wind
by Daniel Bridgefarmer
The way I remember the wind
solace drooled
over ponds
while the meat remained in our teeth
and the vulture flew a straight line
and even thereafter, when the robotic
constellations removed the myths from the stars,
and our fathers killed their fathers
and now, do you think me condemned
when I say (and to no one but myself)
when I was a child: I spoke, I thought, and
I walked like a child

even older now, my speech, my thought, my
trembling is deserving of a man.
and the silence in between,
that's the way I remember the wind.