Saturday, January 13, 2018

Onophrius



on the drab olive jester's hood
was a pattern of delicate pink
crabs

and on the chest a series of clips
and a bracket

for the jest(er) was mute
and used a book of its own design
to signal its customers
the kinds of thoughts it had in mind

always one step behind
and in front of

the transparent blockade

now where are the insurgents
and insurgents

how can a real pilot be considered

did he not say that he was a whip
a star gas

and flawless