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JIMMY WARNER DESIGN,
The Four Hoarders of the Apocalypses
There are 6 billion apocalypses in the naked economy,
this is only one.
death barge under the wild moon
Like a magnet, the family force field of judgments, values
Bound and sealed in our collected souls, the last one sound
Of mind and body inherits the prize. Sirens in caves, we site
Treasures on death barges loaded with past hearts' desires.
Ancestor's dreaming comes to light after the final crossing.
Red, black, white and pale, the horses loose with reveille
Calls, trumpeters with flourishes in fiesta, craven carnivale,
The common man's clarion of rock, rave and jive. Archives
Of bronze equestrian loot, tall, backward boots in stirrups.
Brave at last, why should I fear to look a gift in the mouth?
A bureau, an oceanic trunk, the veiled hoard of objects
Revealed, become a static prison where no jail beyond the
Grave will satisfy the devoted way our sentiment keeps us
Trapped in a cruel devotion to a lost swordfish of security.
How does one mistake a trophy for a safety blanket?
Four sainted kin, gryphon like, guard my four directions and
All their eternal value judgments for me to worship in awe,
Chained to old aged hearts and the ache of grief and memory
Fallen to me, collections looming darkly in the radiant gloom.
Why lock ourselves in with the funerary artifacts of the tomb?
Hoarders habit within, object lessons in afterthought, values
taught with cautionary logic, hoped to pass along as tales
legendary scope, a freakish Picasso horse tells us how to
let our forebears go to the call of the wild, beyond our grasp.
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Jimmy Warner Design, 2011
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