The persevering spirit of this piece is explosive. For being a jeremiad (thank you for introducing me to that word, I love it!), it is very hopeful. This poem feels like a celebration of the light at the end of the tunnel. "The worms will not take it" and "too many heartbeats to answer" are my favorite lines.I want to think this poem is in response to the Boston incident, but it could just as easily be a general "rise from ruin" poem. Either way, powerful.
That is a great word...and has that this is how humans half dealt with anguish through out time. It has Xanax qualities, this form.