Obstacles call for accessories
and designer zippers today:
Think Velcro for the elderly.
Challenges that would prod at
dreamland for tools and compensation
don’t enter into toy land heads.
Puffed men in stuffed chairs
altar the frivolous behavior
and the congregation kneels.
The nonbeliever scapegoat pool
pitch tents and needs and die
as designated off road vehicles
during the schlump movement
from recline to decline in America.
Morning stretches for soma-lax
professionals who finger keys
and move cursers around screens,
the game for the compound in exurbia.
Chased by the rising tides non-player
characters (refugees and immigrants)
drown in razor wire, rifle butts, and sun.
News lights up celebrities for fools.
In passing, the ongoing oversight
surveillance committee ignores
that long ago the two love tunnels
turned into parking lots without bottlenecks
or utility detail detours,
bringing passage to standstill.
The fog rolled in selling red and white canes.
Desire monitors wave on the coming traffic
and vehicles carrying cargo on other expressways.
Of course, snake oil barkers and more vicious
distraction manufacturers for world debt
circle around exterior dopamine corridors.
The nose and tongue spice up
the environs, and ears add ambiance:
horns and miniature violins.
The granite buckle, Appease Mountain,
that once dwelt for long moments
(maybe with caves) on tectonic plates
and blue sky suffers from a confused state
brought on by leaders representing big business.
The invisibility simulator falls in love
with an emoji to marry social media,
and disappears into ideology.
Bedding in white sheets every night,
dreams built for paradise and hell
until the sleeper mimed an angel
when the sun comes around.
Cellophane rolls crowd on sidewalks.
Whizzing cars with no one inside, beep!
World harmony, the same note,
sighs, and a tragedy plays on
as a romantic comedy.
A curtain drops with a thud
on every ending at the playhouse
before the ushers go to work
from the box office to emergency exits.
The audience members go
through the motions
as do stage hands and actors.