Alliterative Literacy

Screeching shrikes shriek.

Shattering glass shards stab.

Stumbling mumble bums blab.

Brains stain sane.  Feign.

Run into darkness.


Moaning stone-boned

cracks back slack.

Fact’s the backtrack;

fallow, shallow hallow.

Hollow be anguish.


Grounding found sound,

ascent’s transcendent,

dead-end’s descendant.

Erudite pyrite insight

promulgates puppets.


Hiding ride resides.

Deceived believing

relieves conceiving.

Involve, absolve, revolve,

          gardenia wilt.

Thoughtfully Loveless

I hate the bargain of your society.

It took more than it ever gave to me.

And, in the end alleged prosperity

turned out to be the biggest scam.


I never meant to focus on my self,

or the items collecting on my shelf.

But, rising, angry demands of the delph

shook the center of who I am.


As the time and tides went rolling past

and shadows on the dreams were cast

growing doubt on how long we'd last

found us not giving a damn.


We're looking Future in the eye,

wonderin' 'bout when we all die,

the same questions of how and why,

we've had since we began.


When you come across me there,

and think I shoulda cut my hair,

remember: I ducked despair

and dodged the mortal program.