Native Celebration

(previously ‘This Way’)

………………………………

I feared a revolution

For I knew I would be a commander

Intuitively understood I would lead

A legion boot deep in blood

Down a hollowed street

The eateries turned holes

In the walls of a world that

Used to be

…………………………..

It started when they broke the lock

Invaded my bed kicked me in the head

Loaned me a chain then said

Your game, your time

Stand in line

…………………………..

Life was different but the seconds progressed

Into the present circumstance

My mustache gray

My holsters brown

My solutions black

Mastered with experience

………………………

Memories, though

Walking my dog

Down

A hill and feeling

Sin dry

Through the God in her eyes

And the setting sun above the tree line

And the paradise on city property

And the blue blanket of empty

Safety’s the highest priority

A God that gives permission

Was the God I believed in

………………………..

I feared it was always going to be this way

I had to stand above you

And choke the life out of you

To save a bullet

Your skin was forgiving

………………………

Later in the evening

During the Native celebration

That old song’s playing

And I can taste the vodka on my tongue

A tongue never forgets

A tongue never lies

I used my tongue

To commune with you

All those nights

Then, when

It was an explosion of light and noise

It was a fear of women

It was the dance-floor in Miami

Where I forgot my name

It was the promised change

It was peace at the apex

Of a swinging pendulum

Waving hello, goodbye

Hello, goodbye

………………………..

It was always going to be this way

……………………….

So tell me the dark matter

Holding the universe together

Can take a joke

Because I feared

A revolution

Coming to know

The self

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About mw2828

I am a writer currently working out of the New York area. https://mythandmist.wordpress.com/ View all posts by mw2828

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