07 February 2012

Nouveau Facade

nouveaux facade

conceded and moved on you say
but not too sanctimoniously
the truth is less forgiving

if it is past tense it is rooted
in the same bedding mix that
raised enduring legends

that things changed is fair and
reasonable – optimistically they
weren’t particularly stable

but who made the actual play?
all nouveau facades rise easily
from ashes scattered randomly

remnants of real character’s
inventions are still out there
somewhere, languishing sadly

ruined in almost spontaneous
combustion of yesterday’s
too fragile personalities
© 9 July 2011, I. D. Carswell