Friday, February 05, 2010

The Subterraneans

Siddhartha ~ Dose Green

These children of the ancient tribes
Their cards dealt to the wheel
Ride the subway to oblivion
And tell you how to feel

Shaken by these earthquake days
Where there's nothing left to need
My unforgiving thinking ghosts
Have all but gone to seed

Reduced to the haunting hallways
In those sketches of the past
Allowed to surface daily
childhood flavours that won't last

Reduced to night sky watching
In a whole another time
Reduced to speaking Russian
On the rose-red central line

These predictions of a coming war
And tense truth-tax evasions
Piss in the halls of justice
Stall trains between the stations

They don’t question fast-track changes
To the languid laws of convention
Not in the ink mouths of the media
Nor a shortened span of attention

So down your football sedative
Take away the world’s hard edge
Pretend that you don't know me
The thin end of the wedge

11 comments:

Yodood said...

Media scrounges up the worst in man
To print for boosted circulation
Convincing thrill seeking readership
It'll happen next at their location

the walking man said...

Every wedge is simply a wedge until it twins up with a hammer then it becomes a mighty thing. Simple in design and effective in it's use.

Your thinking is the wedge and your words the hammer split away PI.

subby said...

Dunno what's gonna get me first..that bloomin' wedge or the second Cold War!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

So many questions unasked... How thin can a wedge be? -J

Pisces Iscariot said...

Yodood: as long as it doesn'y happen on my location :)

Walking Man: That is definitely the most poetic compliment - Thank you!

Subby: Nothing cold about it ;)

Jayne: How thin does it need to be? :D

Moineau En France said...

i like the style of this. i know this style, but i think it's the first time i find it in your poetry.

Moineau En France said...

My unforgiving thinking ghosts/
Have all but gone to seed

wow, just great. xooxox

Pisces Iscariot said...

Laura: I'm glad to have produced a recognisable style ;D

Moineau En France said...

sorry; i know my comments suck these days, not much concentration. just feel pretty sick. i'll be back. xoxooxxo

Pisces Iscariot said...

Laura: nothing wrong with your comments :D

Harlequin said...

I loved the rhythm and the bite... nicely done.