Get back

you’re in
but confined to cypress shrub
where you’re lucky to stay

the fray is for Nancy Pelosi
and tiki torches that alight cloth,
blazing the night, obliterating rabid animals.

before, mimes had spoken in tongues
appreciation was a Disney landscape
eyes sliced dark skin with glass,
tattering organs, aiming high

now there’s no holding back:
Muscles hollow out,
windows collapse and hotels are infested –

Boxing feet have found delicious punching bags

Peter F. Crowley is an independent writer and scholar with a M.S. in Conflict Resolution, Global Studies from Northeastern University. His writings can be found in Truthout, Mint Press News, Boston Literary Magazine, Ethnic Studies Review and several other publications Read other articles by Peter F..