Is it possible to truly live for ever?
Are not even the greats eventually forgotten,
Relegated to a footnote of history?
I CAN’T BREATHE! Asphyxiation, apathy
Nine excruciating minutes of torment
A year of protesting and fighting for truth
And then at long last a sigh of relief in Minneapolis
And around the world. Not justice, but accountability
Is prayer an effective way to approach
The multifaceted evils of this allegedly fallen world?
Is prayer, like astrology, psychologically Effective?
Or is it a hangover from a more
Superstitious age? Remnants of belief
Jaguar Dreaming Jagged jade Jaguar jumps out of The surrealist unconscious jungle That gives meaning to the mind Empress of the Night Queer queen of the night, sparkling reds And stark shades of black blaze onwards Flashing flesh to fickle phantoms of the night Author Bio: Rose Knapp (she/they) is a poet and electronic producer. She has publications in Lotus-Eater, Bombay Gin, BlazeVOX, Hotel Amerika, Fence Books, Obsidian, Gargoyle, and others. She has poetry collections published with Hesterglock Press and Dostoyevsky Wannabe. She lives in Minneapolis. Find her at roseknapp.net and on Twitter @Rose_Siyaniye