by KJ Hannah Greenberg
Finger waves, also glitter, sprinkled liberally
Among curls, colored locks, maybe extensions;
Women-wrapped morphsuits, all spandex shiny.
At present, metronomically entranced by Malabar,
Purslane, nettles, hops, grown past gramps lintels.
Given: suffered personal or social defects fallibilities,
Staying constrained to marrying within local tribes limits,
Anguishing through other forms of endogamy at work and prayer,
Pulled apart associations, small sunbird groups, maybe webmasters,
Its no wonder large intercellular spaces function validating cohort life.
Hungry persons still ought to be clothed, cared for, fed,
Individuals accustomed to leading horses cant comprehend
Donkeys, zebras, mustangs, others of imaginations gnawings,
The rhetorical technique of making summaries, mentioning nothing,
Except childrens torment; federal lagniappes bring no faded rainbows.
Psychic pain, birth processes, womens hysterical lemma,
Physical tribulations of menopause, no matter our compromises,
Make us argue, in cathemeral intervals, all matter of skeed, plus tosh.
Thus, it remains impossible to will away most loss under star-necklaced
Skies, understories of water, soaring skyscapers secret rooms, passages.
Its smarter to magic bacteria than to hijack thoughts,
To mend stock funds, than to send gigapan photos, elsewise,
To smile at everything amidst seething difficulties while lunching
Slanting trilby hats. Consider that professing omitting pasquinades,
Usually rots, unless counterpoints grasp well fair, flickering cucurbitas.
Psychologists dont employ hand-me-down efforts,
Respective to clients, sisters, earthworms, or traffic lights.
Glowing things, aloft beyond worldly phytotelmata-bound trees.
Ordinarily wage religious military campaigns via jumbled tweets,
Clicks, actions that make infants blub, broods of lapidaries, excepted.
Yongs, administered, at regular intervals, over prolonged periods,
Yield offsprings hearts. Had heaven not selected, then sharply coiled,
Made difficult probable versions colored with twitterpated images, perhaps
Young archons could have been brought to safe houses, even if fully exhausted.
Instead, radioactive satellites crashed, people died, neighborhood shelters got too full.
"Toughie" Wackadoodles in the Woods
Eccentric, fanatical persons possess measured sanguinity,
Which often seems misplaced when they cant survive
The wilds without clothing, food, water, shelter.
Its not so much they lack élan as exhibit forgetfulness,
Fail to frank egos, get confused by bosh, perplex over
Handholds, reservoirs, maybe sources of nourishment.
Parents oughtnt be blamed; therere no prosecutorial acts
Informing offspring on perceptions of proprieties; naught
Helps contempts sisters deal with such mud innocents.
Odd as Cows in Fur-Lined Trees
Deconstructing the global milieu gets odd
As cows seeking safety in fur-lined trees;
Bovine sleep standing, while we lounge
Somnolent on sofas, davenports, couches.
Political changes seem best when whisked, diced,
Then spiced up with media criticism. Alternatively,
A Common coquelicot of rhetoric might appease
Foreign appetites bent on ruling whats not theirs.
Fortunately, its possible for current events
To disturb us sufficiently to make us remember,
Were the needed ultimate bulwark against
Hatred and discrimination directed at Jews.
Womanizing linguistics, word salad, hallucinations,
Invasive social orders, intergenerational rebellion,
Colonial wars, disturbing instances of power plays;
Aint nothing vernal relative to international racism.
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