They Live

put down the poets
stop them from injecting pathos into our otherwise safe and ordinary lives

banish them after some shock treatment
so they don’t take memories with them into exile

force them to take up better employment
and make them labour until they bleed

because if they can’t give us jest
how can they cater to our other needs


Β© Heath Muchena, 2015



11 Comments on “They Live”

  1. milliethom says:

    Nothing wrong with a bit of pathos now and then … Jest all the time would soon become dull. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Burning it today!


  3. This is absolutely amazing. Your words flow over the tongue when read aloud.


  4. I of July says:

    thank you Sean, that is a big compliment… means a lot


  5. grhambley says:

    Why you subversive ship disturber you! LOL nice piece!


  6. I of July says:

    thanks grhambley πŸ™‚


  7. Steph says:

    there is beauty in melancholy. i kinda like wallowing in it myself. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  8. vjearle says:

    Love it! Confession: I don’t need to be exiled – I am self-closeted, lol.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I of July says:

    thanks V.J


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