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South By Southwest

South By Southwest

A Poem by Kenneth The Poet

you live in the south by 
southwest of existence

the third quadrant of it all
but then again so does all
of humankind

why, you wonder

because the God that many
worship has a boner for
perfection that his children
can't ever match

and the evidence is written
into the waffle layout that
dominates these disjointed
provinces of Vespucci

a township measures
six miles by six miles
and that doesn't totally
reflect evil but something
close to it like Nutrasweet

but the sections hide the
nitty-gritty, fishing in the dark
truth and it's serpentine to put it mildly

draw a six-by-six plat and
make a counting snake in
the upper right corner and
go back and forth over the
township like the old DOS
game and wind up in the
bottom right corner,
south of where you commenced

and you figure it up
and you figure it out
and then you hear
Remake Shaft
screaming about
basilisks in a fuselage
even though Euclid
meant something else
wholly and totally but
that matters not when
the nanny decides to
hang herself from the
third story window at
her charge's birthday party

Damian lives in the layout
and you wonder why the
nation is riding the tumbler
into Tartarus

or maybe it's a coincidence
and you all can get back to
your peter pulling because
the saints always go marching
in and you always want to be
in that number

let he who has wisdom indeed



© 2017 Kenneth The Poet



Author's Note

Kenneth The Poet
It's been a while since I wrote one of these. Tear it apart like I was the submissions editor of your favorite literary rag.

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you live in the south by
southwest of existence
I DON'T KNOW WHY IT BROUGHT A SMILE ON MY FACE.
WOW..

but the sections hide the
nitty-gritty, fishing in the dark
truth and it's serpentine to put it mildly
GRABBED ATTENTION TWICE.


ALL IN ALL A GOOD READ, THANK YOU FOR SHARING

Posted 7 Months Ago


Kenneth The Poet

6 Months Ago

Thank you kindly for all your reviews.

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Bismarck, ND



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Kenneth The Poet is an optimist wrapped in the candy shell of moroseness and cynicism. He lives between the two parallels marked 46 and 49, all while living in the state marked 39. He pretends that he.. more..

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