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Rite of Spring

If by living
in the past
it is necessary

to bring the dead
back from the dead
then so be it

The idea is to make
the protests and
the counter-protests

so overwhelm
the auditorium
that no one can hear

the dissonance
or see the human
ritual sacrifice

to discern
the dancer from
the dance

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher