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NINETY EIGHT SPRINGS By Silva Zanoyan Merjanian April skies, covert layers in pale blue. She's drawn. Weight of mass graves shackled by her tongue. She stretches, digs into cerulean Scratches past dressed skin, ninety eight springless blue. Brown blood fingernails, air with air spread tasteless on Deir-ez-zor sand shifting, burning heaps of bones Her eyes, deny their hands, stained with Armenian blood scrubbing a black sky never to pale blue... -- Silva Zanoyan Merjanian is a 1980 graduate of Haigazian College in Beirut Lebanon and lives in Orange County, CA. She has raised two sons and has begun writing poetry only recently.