Saturday, December 1, 2012

We Are Prophets


We are prophets of the unpopular, and we
come carrying sharp swords
and dented shields. We have said
and say again:

that bargaining blindly leads
each and every time through paper-
thin promises and fading signs
to bankruptcy,

that ecstasy in the form of
pills, promiscuity, and free-spirited
spinning over precipices will anchor you
without relief to a sinking self,

that wishful ladder-building
(with any wood but grace) will end
in flames.
We have said, and we will say again: