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Have You Heard (9/11)

Have you heard? A country's taking the wrong drug, slipping the noose round death, fitting shores in electric wire, defending human rights in jest.

Have you heard? Ground Zero to open in 2009.

The country's ingesting Pantethol, five thousand milligrams in all. Skipping out on the Pavulon dose, straight to Potassium Chloride.

Have you heard? Ground Zero to open in 2009.

A country in this slaughtered age- O! Can you hear the failing noise; bombs and guns; depleting disgrace, chambers filled with a dying face.

Have you heard? Ground Zero to open in 2009.

We longed for more. We yearned. A lighted path, an eternal flame hovering there on golden wing instead, two-way mirror our malign.

Have you heard? Ground Zero to open in 2009.

A country's taking the wrong drug, slipping noose of bloody election, fitting in shackles of mined metal, and governing the self-injection.

Have you heard? Ground Zero to open in 2009.

Have you heard?


© 2008 by mark prime/thepoetryman

TUESDAY (6/10/08)

Republicans Block Taxes on Big Oil
Now the orators leave their darkened palace the penniless people are silent, without fire. Heads now battered as cakes… quenched. Everything’s been taken. Nothing left of desire save for a final lunge… and then another.

US net firms to block child porn
The young poured over us like honey, dripping down onto the virtual floor, fingers clicking their sticky breathe- scanned, quarantined, deleted.

Suspected US missile fired in NW Pakistan
Loud upon the sparkle-backed sky the empire’s arrow flies, radiant and cautionary, raging symphony…

China Drains Lake Into Ruined Town
Quiet now. Hush. Listen. An angel’s wing caught in a cloud, tearing at her soft breast. No. What you hear is teeth gnawing flesh.



© 2008 mrp/tpm