07 December 2013

This Earth

stepping back (or away) from the edge of that 
conversation meant a breath less laboured in 
ponderous pants of vanity 

and freedom to be aware without pretentiously 
seeking to share those inane prognostications 
maniacally argued 

so where do you stand on this they ask as if to 
include you in this scheme, but an un-deluded 
you knows otherwise 

four-square on freedom of choice you say - as 
if a voice is needed to express that, a show of 
hands will do 

then would you oppose if we proposed a vote 
making taking sides compulsory; and there it 
was where we fell to this earth 

© 13 November 2013, I. D. Carswell