“METAMORPHOSIS .. .” by edenbray.

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

For further work, visit edenbray progressive poetry.



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2 replies

  1. wow, that was great, somber, truthful, inventive, lyrical poetry. Nice job!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. thank you for your kind review

    Liked by 1 person

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