Current weather

  • Overcast
  • 27°
    Overcast
  • Comment

Poem: The Unbreakable Thing

Posted: January 8, 2014 - 7:56pm

The Unbreakable Thing

By Byron Nalos, Nikiski

I have found it after crummy swing shifts

in the cities and in the country, often

in Januarys after the Christmas lights,

there it is soaking wet in rainstorms, in snowstorms,

I have found it in long monotonous factory lines,

I have found it leaving town into Northern darknesses,

there it is in loneliness, in displacement,

close your eyes and it is there blazing

like auroras,

I have found it in songs

played over driving home, played over

I have found a harmony and shouted along,

I have found it angry and there it is

when I pumped my fist!

Even after the death of my son,

there it was, the unbreakable thing —

I have found it in loneliness less verbose

what great men have written about,

what the rich scrounge for,

what the strong fight for and do not have,

it is just too simple, there it is

eating crow-

there it is in weakness blazing,

I have found it atop lonely places,

there it is after crummy swing shifts,

in displacement, there it is in the windy darkness

walking home in crummy snowstorms, there

in my little

fumbling voice rejoicing,

Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord!

  • Comment

Spotted

Please Note: You may have disabled JavaScript and/or CSS. Although this news content will be accessible, certain functionality is unavailable.

Skip to News

« back

next »

  • title http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321268/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321253/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321248/
  • title http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321243/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321208/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/320593/
  • title http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321173/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321163/
My Gallery

CONTACT US

  • 150 Trading Bay Rd, Kenai, AK 99611
  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

MORRIS ALASKA NEWS