Soak themselves in amnesia.
Their brains swathed with dreamy cotton
from cradle to grave.
are as dead as light switches.
They are as dead as door knobs,
Soft pillows &
All the corpses masquerade as the living
while the corporate clowns smile
with big, shiny trademarked teeth.
Behind each Colgate commercial –
Behind each plasticine mask –
A wriggling face is decomposing in worms.
Their each act is a senseless trapeze.
Their each moment a continued suicide.
Never once do they breathe
That holy, eternal breath of life,
Never once do they engulf themselves
in a flicker of freedom’s flame.
What a shame!