If you were raised on vegetables only
would you grow up and eat veal?
How do veterans get into heaven?
Is there a side gate for suiciders?
Corps and corpse sound the same
It’s hard to stomach steak with nightly news
Oh-Syria you stink
of sizzled flesh and smoky flavor
We drink white wine is there water there?
We poison our children with water here
legionnaires and lead flood Flint
a brown town treated with bleach
I can’t imagine sacrificing a kid
I eat goat stew though with turnips that taste like dirt
Syria will you save us from ourselves?
Strike our evil away
My poem in this months @chronogram inspired this piece:
Ground Cover// 2018 Tincture, Dried Ground Cover, Handmade Cement Planter with live Ground Cover.
*Ground Cover also known as Creeping Charlie, acts as a lead poisoning antidote, discovered as a recipe for Painters Colic—this work and others that examine nature, perception, time and existence (you know small questions)on exhibit at Re-Institute, Millerton, NY through the end of the month. This medicine is being sent to Flint, Michigan plus more following the exhibit. .
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