Tag Archive: consumerism


Paris

Acid
in my nose
          hot puff
wind s  c  a  t  t  e  r  s
                            clothes
Pariscope
         swirling
                c o n s u m p t i o n
golems
      adorn
           the
              tunnel
beckoning
Shuffle shuffle
               metro s t a r e                        
                                                         seclusion
living,
crowds
theMind,
        robs
            passion
bodies
Shuffle shuffle
dispassion 
                     reflected
losing
myself
in
this shuffle
            shuffle
                             teeming
                                    human m a s s
sitting in time, emptying
                         the mind
on this track of
A to B, sometimes C
but never
why?

			

Floes

Flowing passed, ice shrouded
corpses, of cows, spirited along
by torrents of rushing river,
we walk, through drifts of
garbage- looking, almost
redeemed, through glacial covering.
Cars float by, eerily inhabited
by the twirling water, swirling
within empty seats. Thick arbors, of
ice adorn trees above, guardians
from the falling snow, along the encrusted
road, meandering- tripping, over
pebbles, bottles, bloodstained iron
that now, litter this forgotten
road. Eye focused
on the gray, seeking solar ways,
a snowflake dips,
into the eye- blinking,
winter weeping, dimpled rubies,
closing the door. Memory cast,
into dark waters, of
winters, long passed.

Height of Fashion

The gold,
it beams,
despite the slaughter.

The people
adorned in blood,
wearing the polished essence of humanity,
animal skins on their bodies,
human blood around their necks,
crimson-
splashed on the wrists,
dripping from the ears.

They know not what they do.
This changes nothing.
It helps not, the children,
the parentless ones-
the innocence lost,
will always be gone-
and no one,
no one,
truly,
sees.

Umbrella
in the sand,
striped-
Colada,
in hand,
Made,
to perfection,
bleached
beach
salty
sea
breezes,
basking
beneath
scorched
sky,
server
stands,
waiting.
nodding,
you
tip,
your
dollar.