The Liars Poem 26 on Day 26 of NaPoWriMo —

It is here!  Poem 26 on Day 26!!!  

 

The Liars                                           Max Wolf Valerio

 

the solution was not to be

bottled, sold or consumed

 

there was not an exit to

block

 

all the sidewalks were littered with glass from windows, bottles and

shattered mirrors

 

I was unable to stop anyone

who wanted to lie

 

the plunging terror lit up the sidewalks with

bodies

 

fires while lost people danced

safety pins and razor blades hung to the bottom, their skin was stretching —

 

tireless soft machines rolling drinks

embezzling money with bloated fingers

 

exaggerations  —  above the wide canopy

hair flying in an arabesque

 

and over the stilts – a noise whirs from a distance

altitude abbreviates the ascent of wings

 

angles collide with the edges of buildings

escalation to crisis  —  previously unknown demands surface

 

stipulation of anonymous sources to provide alibis

two flying men  —  and two animals

 

masks  —

a silence writes over the bones of the dead

 

 

by Max Wolf Valerio © April 26, 2012

 

 

 

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