the last sin
  pale ashen sky
a bleary eye
clouds of recurring screams...
i am a zoo
  an octopus leviathan
tentacles into an ocean
of unformed emotions...
syphilis and love  
  syphilitic pall
stifles the clear blue
i contort...
 
shell and pearl
  amidst highs and lows
in life's ocean flows
a shell peony-mouthed...
 
i am an unmarried mother
 
  fed on stings
of barbed milk morality
my child-plankton...
 
the lovers
  cell upon cell
bridge of their union
hung on the pillars...
rebirth
  ogre of age
and time cavil
at a warm picture...
the young today
  innocence thaws
at the altar
of ambition...
 

Verse? 

Rape violence poverty
Affliction
Corruption of the soul
Tell me how can a poem survive all this?

Hunger apathy ignorance
Subjugation
Minefields of shame
Tell me how can a people survive all this?

Miasma mirage fissures
Greed
Illusions of grandeur
Tell me how can a nation survive all this?

Distrust exclusion power-porn
Gases
Shenanigans of the amoral
Tell me how can a world survive all this?

Verse in the time of vivisection
How painful it is to write a poem




27 March 2011