David Zvekic

Rookie (It was many and many a year ago / In a kingdom by the sea)

Progress - Poem by David Zvekic

Have we abandoned night?
Framed in stale aspect,
Soaring stoic above man:
Looming guardians of prosperity.
Plate glass serenity;
Hired guns and concrete.

Black gossamer strands,
Like webs (copper criss cross) , across,
Buzzing indignantly.
Sixty cycles per second:
Ionized humanity.

Security cameras
Dutifully loll,
Recording reactions.
Progress between upturned carrion
Pires of pressure treated material
Which was once alive...

A starlit sky: now flourescent.
The horned moon obscured:
Now Panasonic.
Reassurance reverbates - smog
My auditory experience will be exquisite.

Lovers' eyes on neon and lament;
Dilated pupils glaze over
In electric indifference.
Red light. Red light!
Strength in biometric ID
And moontide trash collection;

Alone in the midst of three million souls:
The hush of night suffocates;
Drowned by wailing sirens,
If I listen carefully:
Hell echoes...

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  • (6/22/2005 1:30:00 PM)

    Dark, very Dark poem...
    I like it.

    Amicalement votre,
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 13, 2010

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