Poetry

January 18, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Thomas Hawk photo

 

By

Jon Vreeland

 

 

 

Glory of the Pigs

 

 

we

the people deal with:

 

dismantled

bodies

 

voltage

in the chairs

 

roaches

in the stove

 

and

overpriced fuel.

 

we

deal with midnight

 

repossessions

 

and

 

overpriced

death

 

nasty

strings of divorce

 

mornings

overhung

 

and

sad and terrible

 

kicks.

 

this

leads to:

 

needless

arrests (from

 

far

too many drugs)

 

like

the

 

murder

of a saint

 

and

the slaughter of

 

the

dog.

 

we

deal with:

 

cruel

and racist cops

 

blind

and unfair judges

 

unresolved

rapes

 

homophobic

chiefs,

 

(and

a tired GOP).

 

but

the sky still remains

 

a

junkie shade of blue, so

 

people

will rejoice in

 

the

glory of the pigs.

 

 

 

 

 

Jon Vreeland

Jon Vreeland is a writer of prose, poetry, plays, essays and journalistic articles. His memoir “The Taste of Cigarettes: the memoir of a heroin addict” will publish May 22, 2018 on Vine Leaves Press, Australia. Vreeland lives in Santa Barbara and is married to artist Alycia Vreeland. He has two daughters, Mayzee and Scarlett. Vreeland has not touched heroin in almost 4 years. You can read more of Vreeland’s work on his website.

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