Sunday, 15 November 2009

Rockwell by S.P. Flannery

Not abstract existing within obtuse,
limned real and sold to popular
periodicals for everyone to skim
the surface,
social commentary we lost to esoteric
indulgences, Caligula reborn
to preside over a modern bacchanalia
of forget, escape the confines
and problems, critique from distant
mushrooms eaten
because of instructions written neatly
with black ink on white paper.

S P Flannery, Madison, USA

1 comment:

Crafty Green Poet said...

S. P. Flannery was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and now resides in Madison where he writes poetry and maintains a Web site about primates called "The Primata" ( His poetry has appeared in Random Acts of Writing, Revival, Boyne Berries, The Alembic and Poetry Salzburg Review.