The Chain

The call goes up
From the women
In a chain of prayer
Out over the wires
Through the charged
Particles of the air
And the clear, shining
Effluence of souls

To heal a great wound
Opened up by hate
In the side of the world


Anthony Robinson is a co-founding editor of Transformation, A Journal of Literature,
Ideas & The Arts. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California
at Berkeley (1978) and a Master of Science in Design, Engineering Technology &
Business Administration from the University of North Texas (1998). He is a design-builder
in residential construction, and a sculptor, when time allows. The Chain and If We
Lose This Child, are taken from an unpublished collection of poems entitled The Far Choirs.

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