Upended Tea Tables

I think
we should all
get impossibly drunk
and write
children’s stories
with criminals
as underdog heroes
and kings as monsters
sentencing the poor
to death
for the crime of
being poor
I think
we ought to
glorify rape, and
prostitution, and
turn the whores
into saints
I think
the beautiful
are damned
and heaven is
a fat pay cheque
we should tell
them the truth
they’ll learn it
from us, anyway
idolatry is God,
money is power
and love is nothing
without a target
to influence

© Emerys Watchel, 2016 All rights reserved.


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