19 June 2008

Greatest Show On Earth


You may have mistaken me
for someone who gives a shit,
an egregious impression and
I am pleased to correct it

I am not in sympathy with that
demonstration by standing here;
it is a public thoroughfare,
I go where I please

At the moment it entertains me,
I am waiting to see Police brutality
or ignorance or something
extreme –

the sort of thing this Society
incessantly demands while it
wiles aways its last days
to extinction

Be assured, ‘tho you weren’t here
cameras recorded everything and
edited it to suggest you just missed
The Greatest Show On Earth.
© 28 May 2008, I. D. Carswell