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In his foreword to the selection of poems Bird under water, Hugh Featherstone writes that “The inheritors” “deals with the limits of compromise as a political panacea and the limits of apathy as a form of resistance. To understand the phrase ‘the pallid empire of the meek’ I suggest Matthew, chapter 5, verse 5.”
 
The inheritors

Slippery at the best of times, these good intentions
motives that were pure before the mention, or
that honest truth, dissembling in the moment that we speak
as scared, iambic heartbeats of the night
by day inspire the slick, gift-bearing Greek

This crumbling edge we perch rims not some vast abyss
heaped with the bright skulls of the brave, but rather this
a shallow grave for those who would demur but not deny
nor peek beyond their dung-bespattered ledge
to risk the pallid empire of the meek

So who will dare to leave their crypt and walk a wedge
clean through the set, to work without a net, their script
the skin that they were born in, worm or bud beneath the beak
and with one finger's frozen stem uncork
the cleansing storm, bled from a fatal leak?




From Bird under water, a selection of poems by Hugh Featherstone

© Hugh Featherstone

Poems from this selection appear when the Drood's away.

The Bird under water homepage includes a foreword by Hugh Featherstone
and a linked list of the poems as they appear.
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