Ken L. Walker

# 12 P’I (STANDSTILL/STAGNATION)

 

 

Tasteless mouth

 

full of bone

 

Open jar of kindergarten paste

 

Staircase into a station to anticipate

 

what could be conditional whiplash

 

No one deserving is ever sued

 

Muttshacks that never see the depth

 

or platitude of fenced scope

Speak in a lack of leashes

 

and lions don’t need to talk

 

The news has been a flood

 

Downturns this Depress that Recess over there Recess for a few

 

Scores of countlessness Tetherball all capitalism is

 

An angel

with fluorescent

hair

 

does a handstand for every lunchbreak cut into a desk

 

The disbursement of every bonus burns Every christmas tree alive

 

Shredded flesh on venus fly trap beds

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