THEY AIN’T NO MORE HEROES
(The Orchard Keeper Cormac McCarthy)
Except the people who have had chemo Genuflect +
near delirious with almost 94 yr. old mother Nothing
hurts today! Miraculous news for 60something daughter
with a visage hoary + peregrine (everything hurts..) 68 yr.
old by-passed father By-passed into oblivion (they’ll cut me
from stem to stern..)
The Bedsloe great grandmother +her daughter’s 2 children
5+7 Died in the fire Redding CA yesterday Decidedly not the
orange liar who doesn’t believe in global warming fidelity morality
or condom wear Recent article in national newspaper says he is
teaching world leaders how to lie except Putin hero of disinformation
Not all heroes are human Take the 3 little reds for example: fuzzy ginger
buffalo calves 1st to be born in the wild in 140 yrs. When Europeans
arrived there were 40 million Hunting them to near extinction took a mere
Sisters of the 2 gunned down in Toronto on the Danforth last week +the
girls themselves 18 +10 she in front of her family Ice cream blood splattered
Father shot too Maybe all heroes except for the most evil?
We who arrive gesticulant +screaming wade through the 10,000 things until only
1 remains The body mostly treated like a donkey Only the heroes know: this matter
a roughhewn casement for the poor apparitional bastard who fell into your path as
you flew from the Gods +the forceps +the rabbi collecting foreskins Inextricably
enfleshed until your last breath Did you dream him or did he dream you?
..the dead sheathed in the earth’s crust, at peace with eclipse, asteroid, the dusty
novae. At one with Tut, Agamemnon, with the seed and the unborn.
(The Orchard Keeper Cormac McCarthy 1965)
More Summer of the Gun 2018 ..let my people go..