Collective Unrest

 

Bible Church of Micah

October 24, 2018

The God of love a smoking volcano,
happy, blissful even, but
raging lava.

In high school I learned that
Mr. Simpson didn’t vote for Reagan.
Our Pastor met with him privately.
He stopped coming to church. A few
others actively loathed the party. But
the church was where their families went,
their friends. They put up
with the sermons like a bad smell——

Gay? Are you kidding?
Democrat? Don’t be silly.
Have an abortion? We’ll shun you.

Streets run red. You breathe in ash.

 

Kenneth Pobo had a book of ekphrastic poems published in 2017 by Circling Rivers called Loplop in a Red City. Forthcoming from Clare Songbirds Publishing House is a book of his prose poems called The Antlantis Hit Parade. He began writing poetry in 1970 under the influence of “Crystal Blue Persuasion” by Tommy James and the Shondells.

Please follow and like us:
In category:
Newer Post

Why Edward Kennedy was forgiven for the time he drove his oldsmobile into a pond

(after Richard Krech)   The poppies that they gather only grow in blood soaked soil under dark mountain ranges. Every thing crumbles under the weight of these white washed walls and burned history books. No one remembers the call girl’s…
Read
Older Post

Somewhere Off 13,

the streetlights resign themselves to darkness cracked pavement makes its way up the block an avenue of loss, of lots, abandoned by everyone except the spray cans new tags over old ones, each cleaner than the piece previous, recently displaced…
Read
Random Post

Dew

Legs like lengths of root, latching into soil holding me down. Like the weight of a thousand rain filled shoes discarded on front porches after morning walks in wet grass. I used to get up early to walk in the…
Read
Random Post

We Interrupt This Love Story for a Plot against the Tyrant

Timothy rode alone on the train to work. When he’d first moved to the city, the notion of trains excited him. He’d imagined it would be something sleek and modern, a fast and ultra-quiet hybrid of the Japanese Shinkansen and…
Read
Random Post

The Conjure of Sacrifice

Click the link below to read "The Conjure of Sacrifice" by Dianne Turgeon Richardson!  The Conjure of Sacrifice by Dianne Turgeon Richardson   Dianne Turgeon Richardson’s work has appeared in print and online in such places as Sundog Lit, Sinkhole,…
Read
Random Post

Tiger Says Meow

I walked into that small classroom, stopping at the door to glance around. There were 10 children and their aides in there. The school day had already started. The district had called me last minute when the aide assigned to…
Read