The Polygamist and His Pharmacy Keys
And the prophets all dressed in their Sunday’s best,
Waiting for the secret of the sacred test
While the little red birds and the big black crows
Sang a tune, “One above, one below”
And as she whittled the knife cross her wrist,
She came across an ancient tryst
A place she knew from way back when;
The place she knew that she would end
It had hands like hers, and vulnerable eyes,
But the mind did not shake, the soul not disguise
It drug her away from the beady-eyed ones,
While she stared from below with a mouthful of guns
It took her away to a quiet room,
Where around her was no one she knew
She turned to look at its face, but only emptiness
She turned to ask it a name, but only vagueness
And what did you mean when you said you had a dream
Full of colorful squares and the butter king?
And why did the man drinking gin from a can,
Provide such a riddle on the night of the damned?
“He’ll come to you in chains, so take what he gives”
Does this mean that I’ll die, and he lives?
Is redemption the path for the doomed and the great,
That comes only when called upon by your fate?
Where then is this world, with chips, ruffles and pearls?
Where is my ticket to? Heaven or Hell?
Either way, I’m not meant for this realm,
Where I’m flying blind with no one at the helm
The haunted attic days are over
No more crimson, no more clover
The lollipops are frozen, the crisps have turned black
They possess everything; I only love what I lack
So rid me of here, or obliterate it all;
Being “self-contained” just isn’t my call
I could be strong and keep a tight trigger,
But these unborn chicken voices are bigger
- Lucy Tonic, November 2011