by KJ Hannah Greenberg
We've Learned It's Moot
We've learned it's moot to drone like insects
Over subordinates appreciation or lack,
Thereof with regard to the Hippie Era.
Youngins cant know Vietnam, Woodstock
Or illegally-sourced marijuana. Theyre
Oblivious to the nuances of middies.
They think free love is one-night stands,
That beads, froes, plus crazy hair comprise
The difference among contemporary classes.
All along, they forget that social media never
Really brought peace, good will, equality.
That race, gender, and age remain problems.
Today, more than before, posers wish for easy
Rides, seek solutions like unicorns and fairies,
Recoil from walking the highway of justice.
Lost Potential after Lambing
Children are especially distrusting
When faced with choices among elderberries,
Blackberries, green hazelnuts, dandelions
Partridgeberries and bands of convicts.
In contrast, living on several continents, developing accordingly,
Brings flame pictures, images of female forms within parameters
Of prayer trances. Additionally, syncredic, private geises teach
Means to upload kaijus, jungle beasts, plus other awful critters.
Many days' loneliness outdistances
The separateness of shore wind walks,
Forced marches, requisite meditations,
Even solo woodland orienteering.
Using borage, to treat lambs superficial infections,
Makes temperaments leap between poetry and law,
Lost potentials, cycles spent in vicious waste, maybe
Also mitigatory wrath, grief, harshness, and petrichor.
The Mages Incomplete Solace
I purr to myself; no one else works clever enough to wrestle silver-fanged beasts,
Alone, during shore walks, combining brine from disparate lands asylums.
I sing to myself; no one else demonstrates successfully built connections,
Among tawny dandelion, green-leafed magic, sour enchantments.
I talk to myself; no one else listens with equal terse, attentive charm,
While disassembling possible futures, thistle-like energy, scurvy.
I keep to myself; no one else shares such predisposition toward sharks, eels, lice,
Amidst psychic awareness, astute probing of hinterland buoyancy.
I worry myself; no one elses consolations stream from capitulums sacred cavities,
When strumming perdition for founding citadels, or championing unredeemables.
I shock myself, no one elses behest brings brands bovine flesh, studied knots,
Among parasomatic links, as well as redirected water and indiscretions.
I deride myself; no one elses dallying causes thermodynamic angst, ionic rage,
During transforming from maid to crone, morphing from rags to rags.
I despise myself; no on elses archetype squeezes personal valor, grandmothers mischief
Because rising suns plus daisies, winging geese, young sentries, spiders, yet shiver.
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