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Poltergeists




the picaresque terrorist
is coming

we are creating his preconditions
emptying our virtuous space
to create the anger vacuum
that will pull him
from the theoretical
through potential
to us and ours
to color our hope operas
with rhetoric and blood

we pick them
we pick them off
droning our mantra of picnic cleansing
postponing collateral atonement for our
errors of presumed and eternal purity
preferential inequality
and the sanctity of unilateral
exorcisms

we fall like everything to gravity
but we must cover it with a story

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.