#poem This Hand

It’s a symbol Not an allegory A cipher for A mystery Not a retelling Of the known It must be de- Ciphered time And again as Music performed Over and again Same notes Different strings Other hands

Somebody Save Us! (Matthew 21:8-11) a performance poem for Palm Sunday by Christopher D. Sims and David Breeden

First Voice: And a huge crowd spread their clothing along the road, as others cut down branches from the trees and scattered them along the way. Everyone: And the crowd shouted “hosanna!—Somebody, save us!” Second Voice: And the crowd in front of Jesus and the crowd behind yelled, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed … More Somebody Save Us! (Matthew 21:8-11) a performance poem for Palm Sunday by Christopher D. Sims and David Breeden

To be “antiwar” is not a simple position. It means disentangling the strands that connect the weapons industry with the lack of will for diplomacy and coherent foreign policy. Adrienne Rich