Poetry for Strangers: Empower


i dreamt i was a hot dog in a toasty bun
ice cold relish ruined the hallucination

goshawks screamed in the air circling the canyon
the sheriff filled the grave of his companion

the brave new world collapsed down the statues fell
the despot tossed his epaulettes in the well

i drove my black triumph bike to Temple
the church organ rang out clear and simple

behind the red windmill down the muddy road
a blackbird’s song turned the duke into a toad

drunk raccoons snuck into the bartizan
they freed the wizard who rejoined his clan

what the archaeologists didn’t know
was the plinth held the bones of a pharaoh

love is the bravest empowerment
kindness is never effort misspent


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