Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I can never understand
How more people in love
Don't kill each other

Strength of will
Or fear of law
I guess

And I would back
The latter


honesty can get you killed these days

we talk loosely--carelessly--

thinking ourselves among friends

and suddenly you're in a refrigerator

accosted by negativists who denounce all good

as if it were a grand lie and that truth can only be

dirty and humiliating--they look for evil and find it

then turn and say "see?"

now I understand the mountain men of the Old West

who saw the lie of good and bad alike

and said "the hell with it"--

I admire them as I/we endure our technological world society

run by both tyrannies alternately (but actually in unison)--

wish I could hunt game and grow gardens--

think I'd better learn--unless death spares me

the post-apocalyptic hell of a "New Golden Age"--

who--help us all?!


thank whatever power the One (for lack of an adequate word) is

that the moment is calm

that love and power are not present before me at this time--

may we all make it home one way or another

may we all find that peace that always around us

despite our lack of notice

Content (c) 2008-2011 Philip Milito.

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