Expensive mistakes made to wait
for the cancelled screening of lost futures.
just watch the trailer;
sentence brought forward for bad behaviour,
particular particulates chosen
for both air & water.
Which method of suicide would you like?
No need for haste,
we have a decade to waste first,
the decision was already taken
We just failed to notice.
Desperate times & desperate measures,
insanity as reflex against insanity;
of clichés & new prescriptions
for yet more medication.
the efficacy, or the necessity
or the cause,
just take what you're given & be grateful
someone is pretending to listen.
This is how our problems are solved now…
Pull out the roots & the flower wont grow,
just like weeds won't;
weeds to be as beautiful as flowers,
is to consider the power of words
to change the world.
To hold contradictory thoughts,
is to survive
& thrive, like weeds become flowers.
To speak of flowers is to disappear
into the ideas of others but this
is consistent with the insistence that
nothing can be
new until it's too late:
words no longer matter on the page.
Now only screens change the world
& dreams are as useless as a pearl necklace,
draped around the neck.
Those of us for whom the drugs don't work
are told to focus
on the small things
& ignore the world dying
all around us.
crouch down to a round, purple flower,
notice the green-tipped wing of a butterfly
Reach for the phone as reflex
to take a photograph,
& watch as