rift that divided
was caused by
and whose is superior.
guitars, bass, machine-gun barrage drumming
turns human aggression loose
on the dance floor, helping each other out in the circle-pit
violins, cellos, & horns
quicken our pulses, legions of
lovers cling closer by their sounds
sax, trombone, & piano
heal the hearts of those
wounded in verbal conflicts with others
all the factions
in a beautiful
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Dee Allen is an African-Italian performance poet based in Oakland, California. He’s been active in creative writing and Spoken Word since the early 1990s, and the author of seven books [“Boneyard”, “Unwritten Law”, “Stormwater” and “Skeletal Black”, all from POOR Press, “Elohi Unitsi” from Conviction 2 Change Publishing and coming in February 2022, “Rusty Gallows” from Vagabond Books and “Plans” from Nomadic Press], with 42 anthology appearances under his figurative belt so far. Dee Allen applies his pen to notebook and responds to current events, long-suppressed historical events, and inscrutable human nature.