O. Hunt’s Bloodless Coup Realized

Banks
are no longer robbed by strangers
from outside
while dressed as nuns
or wearing masks of dead presidents.

Showy capers, masks and getaway cars
are now online auction items,
or resold at garage sales;

round yellow stickers peeling up,
price negotiable,
in St. Louis.

All is
bloodless
between time jumps.

Thus,

all
reshaped forms,
re-invested with
compulsory
blood and marrow,
dream of
bloodless coups,

a mimetic
teleportation
experience.

Paschal Lambs,
my friends,
forget them where they lie.

They lie!

For,
you don’t need a monocle
to see,

banks are robbed
from on high.

And all things
with positive potential
contain an equal
base appeal.

O. Hunt
runs a small daycare
in Boise, Idaho.

This is the

*feedback*

from the aether.

Picture it:

OHuntsEye

Self Portrait O. Hunt

Ofelia Hunt
floating in white wispy dress
caring for toddlers.

Only true,
one wonders,
in a devilish profile blurb
at Bear Parade.

And yet,
why not?

A false statement,
if ever one was read in the light,
reveals more than it conceals.

Or,
a true statement,
read with a false heart…

Oh, I never wonder anymore—

Straight facts, fella, straight facts.

In St. Louis,
there’s a Safeway store
with perfectly parked
little Hondas.

Or,
in this case,
Boise, Idaho.

And the perfectly parked
Honda
is
Ofelia’s.

“Because one baby is like any other baby”.

Right?

And babies
are most
important
before they’re
born.

For after,
mother’s talk about
werewolves and
bear traps
on
cellphones

while polishing their
peg-legs.

And those babies
move from the
Rockies

to
Portland, Oregon

just to find…

and in find-

ing

lose-

ing

them-
selves

in backwater
river dell pubs
of aether and
words,

until fear
stops
them
in
time.

In time
to type
in jest
the magically

unraveling,
smirk adorned,

phrase:

“runs a small
daycare
in Boise, Idaho.”

Then, the jest

jumps

find-

ing

its selfsame
photon
in Boise,

and leaving an
empty version of
O. Hunt

for me

in the bounds of
her image
frame.


K. Shawn Edgar | Measured Tones | Raise Voice | Poet-Like

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