Dogs 2010

UNLETTERED PROPHETS
(9/8/10)


they
clog our
days
with inane
patter

sprung
from among
our own
they have
the hubris
to claim
enlightenment

they are
soap salesmen
to the sinth
degree

they thrive
on print
cable
airwaves
fiber optics
and billboards

media
mavens
they are shining
examples
of show
over
know

they seem
to have
an endless
supply
of sophistic
energy

they scream
and gesticulate
frenetically
to get
their points
across

eventually
they erode
the majority
down
to believers
by persistence
alone

blight
makes
right

there
seems little
escape
but to read
the old ink
link heart
to sky
and think
thoughts original
to save self
from certain
ignominy

stand
in silence
mouthing prayers
of personal
deliverance
that only
solitude
can bring

they
know
not