Liar

Karem Barratt/Singing Heart

Singing Heart

K. Barratt

woman pill 

At night, she pretended she was one of them. She

Did her oms and chants, anchored her feet behind

Her ears, shared the organic rice with pure, cold-pressed

Virgin oil and laughed, with then, about

The rest: the junk food eaters and murderous meat

Eaters; the zombies attached to I-phones and I-pads

And the junkies getting high in the poison Big

Pharma had convinced them to buy, to be well,

To think well, oh poor dears, not seeing the truth

That only came from a dedicated life of oms and chants;

And cotton weaving and whale watching from a kayak.

And she would remember the whales watched

From a tourist catamaran. And the hamburger shared

With Mike when Mike was still around and she

Was part of ‘Jenny and Mike’, and there was no tombstone,

Somewhere, polluting the earth, saying ‘Mark’.

Mark with no Jenny. And…

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