Enforced Conformity: Poems
by Theo Henson — 2022-04-07
Short Anecdote Written While Driving Through Pennsylvania
Towns of mills and mines, Sleepy cities dot the rolling, wooded hills; They lose their race with time.
Flee to the countryside with me And join the Maquis fight Lead their fascist eyes to see Enforced conformity's not right Refuse submission nor heil Vichy And open arms to freedom's sight
Myth No Longer (Another Sequence of Diminishing, Rhyming Couplets)
At least you're cognizant of your senior moments: A forgotten tooth plucked from youngster's throat-bits, Still under the pillow; now fairy's gone. A lullaby sung won't right what's done. And think how sad must be the child: In ways anything but mild, Has been sullied without Not mercy nor doubt; The hope annoyed And purloined By a Fang.
Technology is a War Against Time
Galvanic cell electrifies Volcanic Hell erupts Manchuria attacked by Japan Deliria abstracted by your hand Crazy, say I Lazy, says you Make more, not enough Take less, need stuff Milked-out and made models Built-up and broken bodies Bawling then surprised Falling then compliant Technology is a war against time Contra-chronology will never triumph
Poems About Poets
Poetry is theft Said the quoted quoter or Was it the other Alternative love Song sold in the newspaper Propose with purpose Pull a Richard Hell Quit school, move to NYC Become a poet
Terrified to Introspect
I see you're only slightly sightly Wouldn't want to look too long The horror's packed in lorries shipped and towed Hung in hangers, planes lain in lines Your worst fear realized: Oppie's a commie Now tremble before the court and attempt to court me Justify the dropping to crop the fighting yield