nightmares never lie

cannibalism is institutional
ignore that tomorrow
we are born in fear for our lives
our nightmares never lie to us
on the contrary and vice versa
the sun has a light touch
but it’s chicken night in Turkey
tender flesh is a power suit for the soul
that eats everything
even its own saga

kids queing in lines for films
shrubs wearing shoes
our spokesman walks on his yachts
to incite us to riot
there’s a fork in the road
stained with blood
the spirit and the shadow
unsuccessfully detatched
from our soles
the kill list is posted
on the library billboard
liason relationships
look too good to be real
I am not hopeful
I apologize for the loss
tomorrow today

what came first the eggs
or the chicken shit?
the firms assets are tied up
in the trade
he didn’t know he knew until
he was told he did
know so he didn’t know anything
until later
with all that in mind
directly or indirectly misinformed
he said they said please
they asked for it!

a light-handed man
butterfly wing finger tips
revolving ears for doors
the cresent moon yes it is
very like a smile boat
that can wiggle its
catchers mitt
to thank you very much
for the sign

the buck crawls here
I listen to movies from another room
and imagine the images
people acting as people act
kale is on sale
good times
complications for happiness
I vibrate the air
innocence lasts for an instant
I cannot afford glue
another mural
or a posed and serious self-portrait
propped up with coat hangers
there is a word for flying
that lies on the ground

nightmares never lie

Anthony DiMichele

Friday Harbor, United States

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