Saturday, September 3, 2011

Brian Beatty: "Fenced Out"

The early morning graffiti
of fog doesn’t lift here
in London, CA.   

Geography is a fear —
a vast pornography of voter

& discontent. 
Why not riot? We're expert
at following arrows.

We are what remain of all
that we can’t see for the forest’s 
proliferation of trees/posts.

This goat the world's
been parenting as a metaphor
has turned out to be

a dreadful substitute.
Or maybe we're learning 
(again) that we’re poor hosts.