A vignette



On trial

Coming with wind

from over mountain

cold blows

and coal damns children


Needing a room without idiots

intoxication and hypocrites

does Medicaid pay?

Playgrounds behind gates

grate

make bad laws

and, then, break them

never seeing bars

to wake them

On trial

beings loaned by universe

to this?

to death by spiral cuts

cosmo playing funny '

down by the river


Hang us high

saying "told you so"

wasteful ends running from fear

with so much dear blossoming

round the hanging tree


Faulkner lies dying

few are crying



But, all on trial

breathing power 4xa-day

probation,

maybe


On trial.


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@Pluto's Republic

thank you for being here.

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mhagle's picture

As is all good poetry. IMO. You paint a 3d picture with your words.

Cool.

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Marilyn

Let's save the planet for our kids. Tree Hugger to the end.

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Arrow's picture

You have such a gift.

I'm awake late with a cold.

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f you haven’t worked to become stringently honest with yourself, you won’t know the difference between an egoically comfortable worldview you’ve been given and an honest perception of what’s really going on. - Caitlen Johmstone

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@Arrow
the cold, Arrow, and as always, thanks for the supportive words.

May the Sunshine of Peru warm you today.

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Heh ~ always making us think.
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"They'll say we're disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war." Howard Zinn

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@Raggedy Ann

couldn't sleep, car trouble on the mind, but by the magic of car forums and after three days searching, it was only a worn out piece of plastic on the clutch safety switch; fixed temporarily with plastic from my fishing tackle, happy day as wallet is empty. Smile

Thanks for reading!

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