I look to the wondrous night sky

I look to the wondrous night sky
and imagine what lies beyond;
perhaps I’m not as far away as they say,
maybe there’s no “there” there, after all;
something outside hides the way,
prevents me from hearing the call.

I look to the wondrous night sky
and imagine what lies beyond;
hope is a baby crying for candy
while suckling on mother’s breast –
nothing more;
fear and love war in my soul,
there is no victor,
but the battle takes a dreadful toll.

I look to the wondrous night sky
and imagine what lies beyond;
like an ant in a skyscraper’s basement,
my perception is dim,
nothing more than a whim;
faces pass in the crowd,
I smile, move on,
onward, never resting, till journey’s end;
and friendless on that last day,
I die alone…

– K Poleet

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“Only Nixon can go to China.” – Vulcan proverb

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Foxes have holes

Foxes have holes, and birds have their nests,
I’m pretty sure we all know the rest;
conquering hero, our very own Nero,
fire and blood all over the place.
Did she deserve it?
what do you think…
Your stink covers multiple sins,
you cheated your way to multiple wins,
millions of victims all over the place.
We all bow down
to the king on his throne,
throwing lightning bolts at his beloved.
But what about our beloved?
what do you think…
Foxes have holes, and birds have their nests,
I’m pretty sure we all know the rest…

– K Poleet

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“Fish,” he said, “I love you and respect you very much. But I will kill you dead before this day ends.” – Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

Justice?

She gorked less than an hour ago,
but I still haven’t cried;
condemnation compensation?
Blow me…
Lux Aeterna
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Lux Aeterna
squat thrust…
She’d always led a clichéd life,
but this is quite a twist;
relatively relevant?
Blow me…

– K Poleet

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“What is a monster? A being whose survival is incompatible with the existing order.” ― Denis Diderot

Dried butterfly wings

You really think
you can climb inside
a time machine
and make all your mistakes
just disappear?
Take the easy way out,
your soda pop whispers;
take the easy way out…
but, no,
said the face in the mirror,
for this is your destiny,
dried butterfly wings,
your bright, shining destiny,
and there is no easy way out…

– K Poleet

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“What is a monster? A being whose survival is incompatible with the existing order.” ― Denis Diderot

There’s no reason not to smile

There’s no reason not to smile,
yesterday’s tears have finally dried,
so scrub the windows till they gleam…

Yesterday’s pain is but the fizz in a soda pop,
pop once, then never again…

Tomorrow has its own pain, its own tears,
think on these things as you clutch your pillow,
close your eyes,
and say your prayers…

– K Poleet

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“What is a monster? A being whose survival is incompatible with the existing order.” ― Denis Diderot

Pray not for tomorrow

You look up from your dizzy insomnia;
out of nowhere there He is,
sitting across from you
like a motionless emotionless Ben Kingsley;
staring at you
with cold dead eyes.
Unblinking. Unforgiving.
Your palms, hot. sweaty.
Clench your useless fists
into half-filled pale green water balloons;
that thought in the back of your mind…
like swimming in quicksand…
what was it again?
There’s only one way to kill an idea…

– K Poleet

“Oblivion – what a blessing…for the mind to dwell a world away from pain.” – Sophocles, Oedipus Rex