THE WOODPECKER / Poem by Maria Dulce Leitao Reis

Poem by Maria Dulce Leitao Reis

 

THE WOODPECKER

What do I do with me?
Sincerely, I don’t know
Will there be anyone there
Help me untie this knot?

What a stupid question
No one helps anybody.
Apparently
People are dehumanizing
Harmful Influence of Cybernetics

Nowadays
We are very aggressive
And we greet each other little.
Jungle law rules
One for all and all for one
It fell into disuse.

What will happen to me
If I can’t untie myself?
Well, I’m handed to the vermin
No, this I will not allow
I’ll find a way to break free!

I emptied my lungs
The strings loosened a little
Even so…
I was in trouble to set me free
And it was the woodpecker
That helped to untie me!

© Maria Dulce Leitao Reis
08/12/19

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