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By Mankh (Walter E. Harris III), Axis of Logic
Axis of Logic
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

Empire con-woman
trying to jerk our emotions,
professing moonlight love
but leaving when the sun shines
Empire con-man
rattling sabres,
trying to bring us to the edge
when the center is our home
Empire con
the oldest game in town,
putting old tricks in new dogs,
old wine in new skins,
same-o same-o
from the mouths of babes
Freudian slips from pressed secretaries
geo-political vaudeville but the
banana schtick’s not funny
Empire con-woman kissing
Empire con-man
trying to make you jealous
Empire con-man showing off
penis-envy missiles
trying to make you scared
Humpty-Dumpty does border wall,
Wile E. Coyote CEOs corporation,
The Joker plays newscaster casting
in Arlington National Ceremony headstones
Empire con-woman twisted
my knickers
so i had to untangle
Empire con-man fisted
the air
so i breathed deep and flashed
the peace-sign
Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) is an essayist and resident poet on Axis of Logic. In addition to his work as a writer, he is a small press publisher and Turtle Islander. His recent books include “Musings With The Golden Sparrow” and “Drive-thru Theofascism & The Hero's Journey.”

To read his new blog, go to ScribeVibe.

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