checking out

Checking Out

Somewhere
beyond
the pale
beyond
the dream
& the
written word
the shattered
rainbow leached
of color
beyond homo
sapiens the
wise guy
love child
of the
Mafia the
ringed fingers
of the
Pope the
ongoing
travesty we
dress in
fine robes &
blood sacrifice
the tiny
step for
mankind a
size-ten
footprint
on the moon.

 

Impatience is
a virtue
the urgent
need for
an end
to it
heritage &
tradition
the Bobbsey
Twins
of deception;
the only
truth is
a mother’s
love for
her new
born &
even that’s
gone askew:
crack
babies &
drunk babies
babies put
out with
the garbage
the monumental
sins of
progress.

 

We’re evolution’s
ogre not
the children
of God.

 

Young men
marching in
lockstep
their breasts
swollen with
obedience.

 

I’ve gone
into seclusion
slammed
the door
shut &
I’ll go
up in
smoke ß
if you
open it.

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