The smoke cleared, crawling
jujube bears like ants in brunetti
such a sweet revelation!
The fog’s felix culpa of disaster
And die laughing.
The law is frozen politics –
and politics melts into stale disarray
– did the dog on the news say hamburger or typhos?
either way it’ll be beautie on the mountainy
and a double-shot of apathy.
diamonds of blood spatter
etched like fossils on an anonymous sidewalk
a mouse journalist fell against, shattering
into a thousand and one sugar-coated
liberties, besmirched by incompetence
failing sweet memory, subdued by a silent forbode
corkscrewing tendencies did prevail
we went armoured with rich wine and causes, quoting scripture,
thirsty, panting for nothing less than rapture
until overwhelmed by intellectual drunkenness.
First, a smoky haze appeared
again, ugly but essential
the air turned surly and sulphurous; donning gas masks we blinked and stared into
the looking glass
I don’t know what you were doing yesterday, mate, but you got it
all over two rooms
chirped Alice rhetorically, while I
cling to her modern day spin
Deciding that I must absolutely have the last word.
this bucket of melted action figures on the front step were delivered
to the wrong address.
he pondered perhaps he’d booted a hospital pass, thrown a grenade
against the flow of play,
but crawling from the mangle with eyes only on the big screen
willing him to change the theme from Titanic
to For a Few Dollars More
Or any Morricone. Something wistful, like his eyes.
Something that moved her insides.
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