Treasure Island

doug bentley


A Canadian's Poem (3)


what i want to do is
spin poetry center stage
set humanities focus

send science slingshot to head

boil dry obscurity
of subconscious womb

shine laser-blind
of superconscious activity,

make movement first principle
morality fashionable

trample all
human security tramplers,
then

bring it all together
so that no one need ever

ever have to live in terror
ever ever ever again,
but


fortunate fellow canadian

you need never
toss and turn in bed
for you can ever

trust that stalwart guardian
at poetry's gate,

the english editor,

to save you
from ever having to taste
even one bloody drop of this-

not one word
will ever touch

your precious, sensitive eyes


5/ february 26,2012

Submitted: Sunday, February 26, 2012
Edited: Monday, April 14, 2014

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  • Valsa George (4/26/2013 7:27:00 AM)

    boil dry obscurity
    of subconscious womb
    Oh! What powerful lines and what a wonderful poem on the power of poetry.! ! Pithy and piercing! ! (Report) Reply

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