Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Poem by Peter Dugan

The Tentacles of the Megalopolis
by Peter Dugan
the sky is overcast
zombies in limbo, shuffle along,
doing a dance of entitlement
smoke wafts through the air,
flashing lights, the hum of electricity,
fueled by a pot and beer buzz
sounds blowing loud, heavy and light
creating a cacophony and symphony
ominous and foreboding
a darkness, a blackness, an abyss.
it whispers a woeful lament,
shedding bitter tears
that burn and tarnish
the world that once was
and nobody is curious
everyone just looks the other way
with the nonchalance
of playing hopscotch
outside the cathedral
I look up toward the spire
Money is the new Messiah
a false godhead composed
of the unholy trinity
Gold oil & diamonds
black and blue words
spoken by bruised egos
measured by caliber and millimeter
delivered with willful ignorance
and detached distain
cultivated and spawned
on the agar of hype
a glaring incandescence,
cool to the touch
the carcass of the serpent
cast out of the garden
life in the gritty city
they say there is beauty in darkness
Peter V. Dugan will appear at The Gazebo on June 8, 2009.

The Summer Gazebo Readings feature 4 author/poets each Monday evening in June, July and August, 7 pm at Schoolhouse Green in Oceanside, NY. See the links to the right for our schedule and directions. Bring a lawn chair and come on down!

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