The Theory and Practice of Rebellion by Robert Okaji

The Theory and Practice of Rebellion

Such small lives we’ve led,

diffident, quiet, until

provoked.

 

Remove our words,

we become steel

and sharp stone,

fletched softwood

splitting the air,

string reverberating,

singing resist,

resist.

 

Fear not

who we are now.

 

Consider tomorrow.

 

Robert Okaji is a half-Japanese poet living in Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy, once owned a bookstore, earned a BA in history, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in La Presa, Rat’s Ass Review, Reservoir and elsewhere.

Okaji

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