Leigh Faulkner

Education changes everything...

Proclamation (sotto voce)

little one
there’ll come a time
when the streams dry
and the sense of it all falters
and sense, itself, falters
and the vestiges of memories of reality are left
beautiful in the most primal sense
were it possible to live the poignant metaphor for metaphor
to its fulfillment
but the copulating of history and hope
won’t lead there
but to fracture and upwelling of virulence
carried in the brittle strands of identity
(sotto voce)
corruptio optimi pessima
little one
could it have been only rain that made Temujin the greatest Khan
and father and murderer of millions?
or was it also the ponies?

January 16, 2016