Your day time meadows make the night
Shadows real, and what of what of truth
The night conceals, will by break of twilight
Congeal and convince the swifts that
A stork cannot grant birth, to what would
Strangle it by numbers while stealing from the earth
Stamping out the phoenix’s fire while whittling down his worth.
And would those barrons who
Have raped us and girded us
With tenderloin affection savaged from
The ‘smiths’ ‘outwording’ us, the we
Who would wait for programming,
New red ink tattoos, fancy monogramming
But whistling Dixie just the same, these carpetbaggers
Stole our lots while binding us in a numbers game.
THE MARCH OF CHARLATANS WALKS THIS WAY
THE HORSES HAVE BEEN RELEASED FOR THE DAY
AND THE CLOWNS ARE IN COURT DEFENDING THEIR PATERNITY
AND FOR WHAT SEEM LIKE AN ETERNITY, WE LOST TRACK OF TIME
WHILE BASKING IN OUR VANITY, AND BLUFFING, WHILE PUFFING
CHEST CAVITY FIST PUMP, TOUCHDOWN INSANITY!
AND IT SEEMS THAT NOW WE WILL GO FOR TWO
WHILE HOUSES OF MERCY ARE FALLING LIKE BRICKS
WHOSE FOUNDATIONS WERE UNDERMINED,
AND FUNDED BY MATCHSTICKS.
AND IF THE DOGS VOMIT WHERE ONCE THEIR ANCESTORS BLED
IT COULDN’T HAVE BEEN SAID, THAT AT LEAST THEY WEREN’T
CONSISTENT AND POSSESED OF THEIR HEAD, BONES LEAVE
SCARS THAT TREE BRANCHES SWIPE AND PASS AMONG THEMSELVES
AS LIKE VARICOSE STRIPE AND READ FROM THEIR GNARLY STUBS
THE CHANCES OF ESCAPE AT NIGHT FOR THE WEARY, THE UNDERFED
AND THE ORPHANS WHO ARE TEARY, AND DISENCHANTED NEWLYWEDS
WHOSE VEILS HAVE LOST THEIR LACE. CLEARLY WHAT WAS ONCE THREAD
HAS UNLEASHED ITS SPIDERS UPON THE FACE.
IS CHOSEN OVER
I saw her stain
As she stood inside
A weathered face
Stretched by withered
Glances glazed by gain,
While neon afterthoughts
‘buzzed’ off and on.
A cauldron she used
For a hat, a bat beneath
Her shoulder, and for a purse,
The skull of her money lender.
It were hard to tell the gender
But (worse), you could tell by its startled
Cracked head, that they’d disagreed
On terms of surrender.
COPYRIGHT SANANDA MAITREYA
MILANO 3rd NOVEMBER 2008
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