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simpering palace

from Oubliette by DELETIST

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There go I into the simpering palace
where junkies don't whine
cops are mindful and refined
And I piss not into a tin can
but a studded silver chalice.

Jealous she says
of my life without bread
but she's blind
to the catastrophic trials that led
to this tiny castle
this moth-bitten half-assed
twin slat of a bed.

A mattress stuffed flat
with hard poking spines of the past
dirty dreams and cleaner trash
where magical flying monkey men
have long since fled.

Up on the downs now
they lie settled
up on the downs
In the weedy nettles
happy and ashen
dare I suspect.

Yet the yellow world
goes on plundering
Fucking it's own sad sons from behind
yalling attention to a trumpeting chump
Ignoring the sentient lullabies

Of the ant the sea and snailing vine
brilliant warnings scorched across
screaming red pines
heedless in that acrid social media brine
where all of my subjects
seem to dislike.

And I'm left to wonder
what is next
If it all bellies up
quiet and divine it will get.
Without a fuss
a compliment is a threat.

We were meta distracted self-obsessed
All that progressive progress left us bereft
but high-minded maggots
will clean up our mess.

I, the heavy queen Has Been
keeping court with ghost daughters
empty in my throne where I hold my own
Under my black iron crown hangs a slave's collar.

My bottom dollar
wartorn sweaty and crumpled bets
with any absurd luck
I will live long enough
to witness this fall
from my towering turret
of nothing at all.


from Oubliette, released March 18, 2018


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