bestow great tidings
upon the nevertheless grand
mineral campaign engineers,
even if you choose to ignore them,
just like so many others out there.
What a callous move to make
if you want to get anywhere
in this city council race.
These chicken cartridges
could just be our ticket
to easy street, fella.
Just calm down and
do as I say,
and we’ll be fine.
beat a gift egg
in the horse.
repping their mostly-appointed
(somewhat trifling) hunting knife
bent at just the right juncture
for the victim’s own reckoning
the unwell bowie knife salesman
had just a few more destinations
on the booze cruise they’d set out upon
for the sake of at least trying to relocate
that former spark once unquestioned
[but now highly questionable].
“Of course we have our ways
of eating elephants,
but they’re egregious
and I’ll take no part.”
from her famous ‘Sermon on The Gout’
Dalmatian infringement, circumlocution–
tendril paradise was never meant
but for the others
[the others who backfloat
with a tendency to drift, aimless,
through the tides of amalgamated superiority
and spit themselves out afresh
on a new morn, weaving
in a pattern of non-commitment, content to
spackle neurolinguistics to
the shoehorn of
prefers the ditties
over the deities,
though the allocator
would beg to differ.
I track my razors
how a bird of prey
tracks its ancestors’ nest locations:
and otherwise full of a longing
that I can’t begin to understand
without years of intense psychotherapy.