A Place to Call Home

Although the Beast
dwells in ease and luxury
“dreaming and smoking its hookah”
in an unheeding slough of apathy

Someday the slough
will dry up and blow away
and be lost to history
like others that came before it

And the Beast
will again stir into motion
and roam the world from East to West
looking for a new den

Till it finds a country
where people are mesmerized
with remorseless and infantile inanities
and settles itself among them.

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at taylor.jon440@gmail.com. Read other articles by Jon.