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April 15, 2024

Lady on a Wire #18

By Mike Zone

Lady on a Wire#18

(yeah, real original)

Smashing golden calves in this psycho-circus
old testament profits
a lack of prophet
in discarded power-glovers
neon dayglo nightmarish cloaks
fruits of disdain
in my beard
the sacred wine of dying pride
dribbling down
pointed chin
wheatfield of crows
standing down
a weary
starry night
I won’t cut off my ear for you
in banal tribute
but I’ll offer my heart
something not really there
but the ideal
of a storm born perfection
ribcage interstellar fantasy gateway
pried open with a pair of golden pliers
rust on the bars
shattering seasonal cycles
socially engineered voids
there’s a diner involved
in that deadtown
where even failed trapeze artists fear to tread
never actually fallen
hard enough
high rise

Article © Mike Zone. All rights reserved.
Published on 2023-05-29
Image(s) are public domain.
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