by KJ Hannah Greenberg
The rational behind Ishmael’s continued existence remains beyond my ken.
Similarly, atomic collapses confuse administrations, especially when regimes balance
Power for power. Just as mystifying are cargo cults, poodles, lampshades,
Droopy basset hounds suffering from false pregnancies, the wearing of dhotis.
In war, as in peace, survivors ought not to suffer guilt, but to celebrate popcorn, silver, guns.
Nonetheless, understanding, like stratiform clouds, becomes cumulonimbus anvils,
Cirrus whispers, true stable atmosphere denizens, when logic’s peritoneum is severed.
Equally unfathomable is children’s gleaning of nutrition from artificial foods.
Foul origin is a fact, not a question. Vile destinies, too, bound beyond simple comprehension.
Malevolently nullified existence brings pain, forgets certainty. Satiation for pin pricks, lobsters,
Men, forms in laws, commandments, civil obedience, watery beds. Otherwise, governments,
The media, and the public, respectively, derive their limits from improper decisions or stay away.
Perhaps, the truths of fragmented days, prejudice, broken homes, self-promotion, all prove,
How social insufficiency overcomes no soronous evil, or active calumny. Maybe
International accountability rests upon long-established desert patterns of avarice.
Possibly, like locusts, lice, plague-bearing rodents, wasteland adversaries linger by despoiling.