A World of Hypocrites, Vanity Waltz, and Ferris Wheel
A World of Hypocrites
Street sweeper sweeps the city’s sins from
the sinister grins of
the slick suits.
Silly sluts sell their slim figures by
letting the lustful insert coins in them like
Coroners count the coins of
wives, daughters, and brothers.
Priests sing from their souls
the lies told by
Faith in fiction.
Sleepy students strive to
but get stuck in
their siblings’ and parents’ mistakes.
Celebrities stand up for
but are blind to
the common peoples’ plight.
Someone should stop the
surely there is someone
with this goal
Surely there is someone
out there in the world
who is not a
Lace, chiffon, silk, organza
dresses swaying against the wood.
It sounds like heaven in that room.
Pearl colored smiles
pinned up curls
and a chandelier
that matches the fire
Gold paneled wall paper
silver tea sets
butlers and maids,
watching in the wings.
As the lords and ladies
sway and swing to music
that deafens their ears,
to music that deafens their hearts.
Cravats constricting around the gentlemens’ throats
Corsets, like pythons, crush the ladies’ ribcages,
and squish their organs into perfect molds.
As they drink away the world,
and enter their fantasy,
a self-deluded version of their own reality,
of their own
I used to love Ferris Wheels
because I could predict where they would go,
but, as my life progressed,
I learned I didn’t want to know.
Life is always compared to a rollercoaster
emotions go up and down
relationships all over.
It’s true a rollercoaster does those things,
but so too does a Ferris wheel
and I would argue that’s the metaphor that’s real
When the ride comes to a stop,
the attendant doesn’t let you off,
he just hits the drama button
and back up you go to the top
Of course most do not recognize
their life forever playing on repeat
but it’s the ones that do who jump off the ride
after admitting defeat.
The only true to get off the ride
is to break it from inside.
And it’s easier to do that
when you have someone by your side.
I would know, because I broke mine
just a few years ago
when I decided that I despised knowing
where it would e