METAMORPHOSIS .. .

METAMORPHOSIS .. .

converging lines - 2

4th of July – ring freedom’s bell… (new york edition)

Inside the soldiers drum
    rat a tat a tat a tum
the imagination of science decrees
within the vortex of constructed value
the causality of our genetic stream

Adam meets Jesus
  rat a tat a tat a tum
meets himself as father meets son
soldier meets lover, meets death
lowers captors flag, conversion disorder

Captain cries murder
  rat a tat a tat a tum
Olivia deHaviland, the gates of death
sucking the skeleton’s thumb
wet feet adorn the dead screen

Carnations for the victor
  rat a tat a tat a tum
the actor’s voice is calm, measured
the feeding of the five thousand has begun
the document ordered is delivered!

In this wild, cotton phase
  rat a tat a tat a tum
ideas and papers scatter the place
damn damn marvel’s salvation man
where is peace in the valley?

Women like their strawberry jelly
  rat a tat a tat a tum
pouring cream on autumn’s belly
time talks things through slowly
the Bentley’s running on empty

Wolfgang opera’s applied gently
  rat a tat a tat a tum
the scorpion hides within the breast
Pablo plays his mandolin best
Shafts of newsreel buildings

Dong dong, Dang a dong Dang
  rat a tat a tat a tum
the anthem we all sang, together
in the market, by the ironmongers
whilst we queued for bread

Where elders of the city gather
  rat a tat a tat a tum
It’s miracle stuff they chatter
Portia dominatrex of proceedings
bluesmen in their grainy pictures

We need passports to escape
  rat a tat a tat atata tata tum
my friend John says he can sort this
Swedish step stools at the ready
dimpled white and plastic

©edenbraytoday4thofJuly-2021

About edenbray

I've always enjoyed writing and that is all I want to do... .. . I’m not sure why I ever stopped, was it 9/11? .. . edenbray is born ugly, wet and covered in blood, mucous and bodily functions ~ the effluence of my short life .. . I am a Writer and Artist since 1966 - I'm now an avid Blogger ~ I write lots of poems, written essays, articles, reviews, opinion + comment .. . I have had many poems selected for Anthologies of verse and recently have published many of my poems in 24 themed booklets ... please ask for details and join the shebang by leaving me a marker with a 'like' or comment for my ego and encouragement :- thank you so much for listening ~ edenbray
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