shifting priorities in the barnyard

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Shifting Priorities in the Barnyard

Hens riding
donkeys.

 

Cows mating
with pigs.

 

Ducks in
the high
branches of
the sycamore
tree.

 

Goats ramming
their way
thru the
outhouse.

 

Blame it
on Monsanto
on three
billion dead
honey bees
on the
failed corn
crop on
genetic soy
beans &
carrots
on cell
phone radiation.

 

Dial M
for murder
911 for
a fiscal
report wire
home for
a bank
loan use
your best
elocution.

 

Don’t tell
me I’m
not making
sense take
a look
at yourself
empty your
pockets &
explain the
gum wrappers
& pennies
the small
red pills.

 

Then spin
around
twice &
head for
home under
a dark
cloud straight
thru the
back door
& up
the stairs
to your
room where
the truth
hangs
covered in
stale blood
& bruises
from a
wall hook.

 

Shrug your
shoulders
say There
wasn’t a
whole lot
I could
do about
it then
take a
cold shower
turn on
the TV &
call out
for pizza.

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