Roman soldier bothered to learn allegiance
To the cause of hindsight,
Like a cashier staring past customer service
To a clock signaling break-time. Give up
Last seconds of life,
For a customer criticizing unreliable coupons.
Caesar expanded space
To Gaul. Tesla purchased enough space
To fill a galaxy.
Collar coated peasants
Wink with their mouths
And hide falling stars
Inside their teeth.
Roman soldier crossed his legs,
Brushed dandruff and dust
Off his swollen armor.
A galaxy away
Cashier did the same.
Only, her protection
Showed in wrinkles
From when she took off
Her smock to accompany the carpet
And dangled her ambitions
From the ceiling fan.
A holding slide retains the screen. A fly circulates along peripherals and lands inside the computer’s glow. Slide show transition censors the monitor in darkness, exposing the fly’s crawling pattern, made in the dust.
Among these secular moments, coincidental meditation transcribes recollections from a false witness.
White board placement, fixed in plaster with veracity, perpetuates the hallucination of a level-world. “What’s a perpendicular lesson plan worth without an ending?”
A living portrait sans aesthetic relevancy fires bullet points:
Sleeping habits prepare the body for decay:
Welcoming dream state death practice
Welcoming waking life zombification.
At break time
Window shop for yesterday’s news,
But find the glass shattered in patterns
Familiar to waves oscillating
Inside a sewage run-off.