Written by Craig Kirchner

 

They stare across the azaleas

and gated bridges, over surrealistic tolls,

to an aluminum-sided me,

remotely landscaped far from the bars,

roaches and drive-by, from the back-alley fights.

 

I’ve morphed it now to dangling bluegrass,

upper-middle pride, while homeless

hang-withs, yesterday’s melodrama,

wave black remorse, belch cheap wine

and scream goodnights from the rodent-crested blight.

 

Aloof, elite and smug in button-down,

buttoned-up exile. Snug, tranquil, as stacked,

trophy wives, dressed to the nines,

stroke grey-concrete from Kierkegaard cashmere,

from Poloed and limp veneer.

 

And then it grows – the dull nausea.

It gulps its guarded dirty martinis,

at charity’s open-guilt bar.

Stiff in the corner it prays for peace,

from numb and impudent retreat.

 

Text © Craig Kirchner

 

 

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