to some eyes
in some minds
the sight
of David Bowie
marching
through
culture
gender
and war

to kiss
Ryuichi Sakamato
was no less
incendiary
than the flash
over Hiroshima
the roar
over Nagasaki

a thousand cranes
blushed
Yukio Mishima rethought his past

this small kiss
shifting tides

Merry Christmas, Mr. Laurence, Nagisa Oshima, 1983

Michael Dennis
http://michaeldennispoet.blogspot.ca

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