Phillip Timothy’s monument
lies hidden behind
a fence spiked with needle-sharp iron grids
that sew holes in our memories.
Through these, the events of May 29th 1979 tumble
and disappear in the garbage of time…
Gagged, we shout no more.
Crippled, we march no more.
Betrayed, we rise up no more,
for fear that our lives will be gazetted
in the mist of spent bullets,
engraved on a faded revolutionary mural,
on Government’s Treasury – untreasured building!
a wordless slab
a spiked fence
and a page of faded militancy.
DPC is the acronymn for Domnichen Poetic Circle, a “Literary Circle of Contemporary Poets, and Spoken Word Artists of Dominican birth and descent. The group endeavors to showcase the broad spectrum of Dominican talent in the area of the written and spoken word and also promotes itself as a platform for interactive conversations on posted content of the Artists, “in the form of constructive critique and reactions, helpful poetry web-links and events, as well as, creative responses.”