Pollen

News strikes of a baby beyond the bay
In distant basement, her atoms in diffusion.
The news is  pollen from an alien flower
That is enemy to  blood, from our blood.

News strikes us like grass pollen by the lake
As its stalks wave in wind, in water congress.
Dollars are pollen that cause blood revolt.
Baby dies turning to dust atoms like pollen.

Murder turns to news dust ,to blood revolt
Tears in many dusty eyes , of a moist lust
That is for some other dust and dollar dust.
Lust is pollen that raises our midnight tides.

(A family friend hoped to hold a baby girl hostage to get $50,000 from her software-engineer parents but instead killed her and her grandmother in a botched kidnapping, according to police in a Philadelphia suburb.)
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