Poem: Rampart

My wall took years effort, forging foundation

funding on dry papyrus leaves, for the beams are solid

on a crumbling foundation, built poorly atop

dollars active on radio, because what once was

the effect of a bomb still is, but only hold

a mercenary mangle, perched as a sentinel

stationary cellar cursing, all things burn for now

proceed forever infinity, we are destination disaster.


Unshaken is my dream, though the future is dark

survivor dormitories, puddle the landscape

in glowing groundwater, all things are poison

landscape of glass shards, fully dreading

nothing press forward, and at least you know

the point is coming, flipping the crisis

for the wise to platform, bulging bubble

pop and you’re free, to do what you do.


What is that, direction befuddle and fall

over the top two blocks, a bloody reward

for a toe trip forward, tumble into purpose

poised reflection, gold is a maybe

while purpose probably is, perhaps

a captain takes up arms like a carpenter

would be eventually, at the end is a mark

to find comfort in, the simple things.

Poem: Rampart

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s