Poem: Metronome

My name is death to traitors, and I cluster in the sun

with warriors and goggle-eye gangsters down for the fight,

ready to write the wrongs on pamphlets and show them

to everyone grabbing guns, emerging as the infinite army

maybe, so after the rules are even keeled and correctly directed

our army will flourish and crush oppressors into bad memory.

 

The king is dead, trumpets cheer fireworks, blood and bullets,

we will call this a death party for the backwash bossmen

because we know we’ll never see them again, not on top

anyway, or up from behind for their ideas have no traction

in the world they’ve created, or so we thought.

 

Corruption eats its own tale, horrifying instructions

of how to topple a dictatorship, read rule number one,

find a hero and raise him because the people will hear

what I tell them and nothing more, for revolutions must be

controlled to be effective, directed to be power force fortune..

Poem: Metronome