Poetry Corner: All we get are the coffee grinds

All we get are the coffee grinds

the mighty converge in golden dimensions
lapping on champagne and spooning caviar
forging a new world for the benefit of all

charades for fools and the scribbling bloodsuckers
vomiting streams of foulness
to be lapped up by deceived optimists

applauded from the blackrobed rotunda
let it be known he died not in vain
but let it wait if it must
there is a better world beyond
no rush here
chapter and verse are cheap
let no new sheppards arise
lest they upset the flock
or the Index

Rules of Production
need not be disturbed
Red or White
you know it never changes
raise rise peak
no room for the weak
Hail statistical efficiency
new breakthroughs
new hopes
a new world
a new man
self glorification at such a cheap price
the infinite birthday party drags
with infinite toasts to the
snappy suited apostles of shit

Robert K. Stephen

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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