pariah hymne

here we go again
peering over the edge of time
vultures dancing in the air
above the slain ones in the grime
we’d trodden with the angels
but then they’d gone and left us behind
absconding on hoverboards
no mortal could keep pace with their kind

“don’t trust the bastards!”
so say we all, “beware them all!”
celestial traffic, superlunary scrawl
stay hungry, stay foolish
all barefoot and tall at the mafficking mall
“we’ll jive! we’ll survive!” so say we all!

so, we raise our hands
in the sign of the devil’s antlers
we hope he’ll give us a lift
us ethereal gallivanters
instead, we get struck down
by the balls of his carronade banter
but we’re used to being ditched
crumpled, we embrace a new mantra

“don’t trust the bastards!”
so say we all, “beware them all!”
celestial traffic, superlunary scrawl
stay hungry, stay foolish
all barefoot and tall at the mafficking mall
“we’ll jive! we’ll survive!” so say we all!

here goes time again
peering over the edge of us
worms lancing through the grime
‘neath the spent casings and arquebus
leaving angels and demons behind
we sink bayonets with gravitas
into the ground, say with resolve
“we’ll abide in this temporal annulus”

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA & TONY SINGLE
© All rights reserved 2019

30 thoughts on “pariah hymne

  1. Hello,
    Nice piece, I enjoyed it. I just wanted ask about the hyperlinked words to other articles as I find them interesting. Do they have a use other than directing traffic? How do you choose which words to highlight and which articles they link to?

    Thanks,
    Conor

    Liked by 2 people

    • Hi, Conor! The hyperlinked words are meant to be like teasing little breadcrumbs for the mind. We want your curiosity to get the better of you, for you to follow them deeper and deeper into our devilish maze of wickedly woosome wordage! It’s our fondest hope that you’ll get so ensconced that all you’ll want to do is read and read and read… Yup, we’re after your adoration! As for how we choose the words to highlight and the articles to link to, there’s a certain logic to it, but it’s… well, kinda lost on me. Kinda like someone following a trail of breadcrumbs into… 😛

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