Poetry

September 25, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Alejandro Escudé

 

 

 

Oracle

 

 

the funhouse mirrors of society

 

show viewpoints that warp truth

 

so that one just stands there lost

 

the mirrors tell us he can’t say that

 

after he said it the mirrors tell us

 

she can’t do that after she’s done it

 

these are the mirrors that show us

 

nuclear war is on the brink while

 

the war has already passed or

 

that the war is a last resort while

 

it’s a certainty there are mirrors

 

that don’t show anything at all

 

a swirling cloud like in cartoons

 

before the witch’s face appears

 

to reveal prophesy but there’s no

 

revelation only another ad for a

 

stance one can’t prove or disprove

 

then a blinding light that ends it

 

 

 

 

 

Alejandro Escudé

Alejandro Escudé

Alejandro Escudé’s first book of poems, My Earthbound Eye, was published in September 2013. He holds a master’s degree in creative writing from UC Davis and teaches English. Originally from Argentina, Alejandro lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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