It is so impossible to fight
when your tips
are so veiled. I want to hi-jack
the process, suck
the stem’s meat,
and leave the husk—
Who is Possibility?
Who is Limit? What windows
are made for knocking
with rocks and wishes?
I’m always asking questions.
It’s a rhetorical flourish.
Better left to those with interlocutors
that may search for answers—
that may scrawl answers.
I hold all truths to be self-evident.
I need not think further. I turn
in a stream of concrete
and polaroids encased in superglue.
What is the meaning of thirteen
blackbirds? To peel
the wings off? To pluck
To tear the beak off?
To rip out the ribs and find some pearl hidden in still-hot entrails?
Will a jewel give this meat
Will will will words worthy winnings?
The meaning is that it is.
The misconception is that all things are here for you. Not everything is made for you to consume without thought or work. Not every smattering of words is made for you to cut up and find A Meaning. Some things are here as nebulous and relational. You get out what you put in, filling the mortar between the rough stones to complete the wall. Don’t be so stupid as to suggest that something is bad because you aren’t spoonfed an easy story.
Ya know, folks
I’ve heard that
They say that
My opponent slaughters
Babies for fun and
Performs, they say,
That’s what I’ve,
Yaknow, I’ve heard.
I don’t know.
I don’t know, folks.
Take your damn
camera off my long,
He pulled up the rattling serpent from
The box and looked out on the crowd, orange
Day-glow cheeks pinched into a manic smile
Now, we can unleash the wrath of the Old
Gods on that ugly bitch with the cheating
Husband and the crowd erupts in chanting
Build that wall! Build that wall! Build that wall!
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
We could talk about vandalism, but that has nothing to do with the first amendment unless we have a less-than-meaningful definition of congress or, ya know, law.