A Note from Mel

Make the connection…

caviar and cognac May 27, 2009

Filed under: Art & Politics — anotefrommel @ 10:20 am

history repeating itself (or maybe it never changed)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090527/ts_nm/us_korea_north

 

caviar and cognac

after Kim Jong-Il, North Korea ‘06

 

there’s no fine grey powder in my bomb

nuclear fare

war is someone’s answer

 

there’s a massive black weapon

stored in my backyard

engorged with hunger, desperation

a heavy pink, pelvic balloon

rolling near pins sharp as starving eyes

 

there’s a bomb in my back

pocket imperialists

 

fear

 

the split second

an eye                       blinked

opening to severed limbs lips

voices

 

my plutonium grin mocks

a horror flick

on the screen

of my squared bifocals

 

your seat

perpetually reserved and

unoccupied at my table

 

– Melanie Henderson

 

One Response to “caviar and cognac”

  1. Cheryl Says:

    Melanie, disturbing and powerful. I read and re-read, not sure I’ve gotten it all. Even without full understanding, it speaks to me and I pause and think about war and bombs.

    Thank you.


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