Former Minion. Arriviste. Nouveau-famous. Kip.
When coupled with
a recherché mate, with a rare, exotic, obscure, yes,
unusual, extraordinary being, they tend toward indolent ways.
erstwhile the unknowns seem meretricious, i.e., lack real value.
creatures, filled with integrity or not, appear erroneously
Theyre unwarrantedly praised, maybe elsewise boasted about until
apotheosis becomes that singular moment when their popularity
culminations, those true anticlimaxes, provide no prelapsarian event.
lingers as the province of their partners, of those stellar
Beings framed as
unspoiled successes. Subsequently, the glamorous halves
Get discarded as
measly, appendicular sorts. Theyre no longer of use to lovers
to themselves. At such times, they make grand valedictions, wither.
Inside My Zeda:
In my patrol car,
I appreciate how titles impact matters. See,
of cash nor neighborhood rankings equally
prestige. Likewise, nothing of reputation ought
To compensate for
Yas! Sometimes, I
succeed in calming laity. Otherwise, I
fawning language in lieu of rational words
(Dog scouts, girl
and boy scouts excluded.) Semantic cops
Gotta be aware of
fagins and influencers, alike.
property, uniquely unanalyzable, like motes annexed by
Lexicons as normal
terms for reginas, ranis, ghetto
of communication practices plus achievements
relativistic views, akin to sirens or flashing lights, can
depth, the nature of variation. Commensurability,
origin, has no functional embodiment lags when
identities heed fascistic ukases.
that situational constraints, too, if not sanctioned, pick
and linguistic foci vis-à-vis morality and meaning.
Yet, educing them
moves the uninitiated to hiss all manner of hatred
imposed limits on contending.
Entwined ends and
means, that is, experiences processes, products,
people if supported by us folk in blue. Enforcements
Not the nexus of
weaponized terms, but the marshalling of bygone
allude to shared origins.
fluctuations in the housing market,
Nor the relative
esteem of specific hair dyes,
But ears so tiny
as to seem unreal. Similarly,
infants hushed, ethereal breath
That oozes up the
best of human intentions.
lives, in the end, remain not an iota
Focused on cooking
dinner, taking out trash,
neighbors gardens. Fain, we
Snuggle our babies
in nursing chairs, stay
Up too late even
as regarding downy arms.
arguments as find favor with our
rarely take into account button
Nose beauty, round
bellies, wee toes. Moms,
instead, to let pets freely sleep in
sheepskin mats and changing tables.
not limited to cans, nor sorting to
become craven confronting
newly baked boys & girls.
gratitudes muddled with awe, our hope
With wisdom, our
fosterings gladly tattered.