Menage a Trois with Demons and Kittens

absent warning

no whistles, bells or sirens

they catapult you

through a raging firestorm

slam you into stone ramparts

you slide, noodling

down jagged wall

Wile E Coyote reeling

bruised and battered, alive

they build gator-infested moats

across which you creak

tiptoeing a crickety drawbridge

in breathless quest

of ephemeral treasure

they carom you, dizzying

to Everestial peaks

where you commune with Buddha

subliminally

they drown you, dredging

humanity’s sifting bottom

of decaying depravity

dangling reprieve, tantalizing

they tattoo themselves

double-helixed among your DNA

tonguing your undiscoverable

cortical crevices

conceding the logical

ecstasy of lobotomy

in desultory slices

they strip you skinless

to bloodied bones

with tacit accolades

in light-fingered seduction

they melt clothes away

you swim beatifically

defenseless among anemones

in the kiss of a lightening jolt

they careen you

from shock and awe

to ooohhh and awwwww

my words weave power

I vow to wield them

judiciously

Encoded

her ovaries must harbor

in sub-atomic particles

the Jungian aggregation

of all the silencings

the brutal

culturally sanctioned

“God says we should do this”

stoned-for-expressing-sexuality

burned-at-the-stake-for-witchcraft

disfiguring-acid-attacks-for-stepping-out-of-place

whipped-for-being-raped-by-plantation-master

silencings

the subtle

speak-only-when-spoken-to

nice-girls-don’t-rock-the-boat

don’t-be-hostile-I-was-just-kidding-can’t-you-take-a-joke

ignoring-her-comment-and-celebrating-his-quote-of-it

interrupting-to-condescendingly-explain-concepts-she-mistresses

eye-rolling-in-the-face-of-articulate-outrage

silencings

the genital

debasing-the-source-of-life

degrading-the-center-of-worship-if-she-dares-to-control-it

equating-strength-and-ecstasy-with-cowardice

pussy-calling-pussy-grabbing-without-permission

believing-she-bodies-are-public-property

silencings

the relational

perpetual-mother-blaming-for-all-offsprings’-foibles

coffee-fetching-office-organizing-boss-managing-scapegoat-for-missteps

don’t-worry-your-pretty-little-head-about-it-I-got-this-dismissive-“protector”

act-like-a-virgin-in-public-a-whore-in-my-bed-but-only-when-I-want-it-lover

save-me-from-myself-angel-go-along-with-my-wild-ideas-demon-wife

stoop-shouldered-bearer-of-familial-societal-global-responsibility

silencings

how else can she explain

how/why

her eloquent-wordsmithing-doctorally-educated-driven

intrepidly-public-speaking-on-camera-exposing-her-greatest-shame

advocate-passionately-challenging-the-establishment

speaking-truth-to-power-for-a-cause

self

falters

when she tries to say

calm-matter-of-fact-determined-insisting-it-be-honored

“I need this. I deserve this.”

…silenced.

Yin-Yanging

in this quest

for balance

for peace

centered equanimity

she finds herself

a Suessian concoction

ping-pong paddle battle

warring weighted

teeter-tottering

careening down a rollercoaster

in hyperdrive

on Main Street

stretched full elasticity

desired release

hard-fought internal truce

return backhand

smash of righteous rage

anguish undisclosed

set to score

losing placidity

backspun lob

hurt shorts

grace’s resolution

twiddle-tattles

emotive revolution

dispensing amnesty

rocking ride

plummets passivity

serves a comic/cosmic

thumb-nose to

restrictive

pedantic authority

she lands

perched precarious

on a plank

in the air

up a tree

how can that be?

Fiction and Fake News

PRESS RELEASE BREAKING NEWS

AP, 4/1/17

 

March saw the meteoric rise of the current sci-fi movie

mundanely misleadinglynomered “Today in History.”

film’s unprecedented popularity befuddles filmographers

labyrinthine plotlines venomously snake and squirm

slime-coating cast of characters

dredged blind-eyed and Kraken-limbed

emanating from the Trench

would-be protagonist caricatures a con

artist hand drawn by self

horror flick billed as black comedy

chronicles retro-futuristic dictator

aw-shucks bombast masquerading

presidenting reimagined pussygrabbing

tweeterTrumpertantruming extraordinaire

 

reviews pan motion picture

promulgating industrial subversion

critics reel

 

Twelve Steps of Trumpaphobia Anonymous

  1. We admitted we were powerless over our terrifying president – that the perpetual chaos is unmanageable
  2. We came to believe that megalomaniacal dictators greater than ourselves devolved our country into incessant insanity
  3. We made a decision to turn our lives over to cynical satire and gallows humor
  4. We made circuitous and circumvented investigations of scandals, red herrings and counterespionage hijinks
  5. We admitted to our Twitter followers, ourselves and thousands of faceless online peers the exact nature of our living nightmares
  6. We were entirely ready to have the universe remove all these defective characters from positions of power
  7. We humbly, fiercely, desperately begged Eleos (goddess of mercy) to remove these characters, short of sight and appendage
  8. We noted all the communities and populations harmed and stood shoulder to shoulder, backs against the “and Mexico will pay for it!” wall (#Alternative Facts)
  9. We directly supported such wronged individuals and confronted the short-headed Trumpettes, except when to do so would endanger those individuals or ourselves
  10. We continued to evaluate the overwhelming evidence of wrong-doing, and listen to knee-jerk pronouncements as “Fake News!”
  11. We sought through prayer, meditation, yoga, wine, and rending of our sackcloth to improve our contact with other non-Trumpdom residents, praying only that we will survive both Trumpageddon and Trumpocalypse
  12. Having awakened to the stark certainty that our Trumpaphobia is #Fact, we try to broadcast this message to all Trumpaphobics, and practice these principles in all of our (consensual) affairs