years have gone by
since you saved
me from my insanity
still her voice sings
a song of defiance
that I can not defy

watching the seasons change

depending on where
you are this blue moon
passing over head
can only bring us
closer to love’s death

figure of my imagination
walking under grey sea clouds
a desert flower blooming

the birds are out this morning

wild cat threading naked
wire fence, shadow of
the dark rider predicted
in the Book of Changes

his magic collected in ink
colored threads wound
across his staff, each name
of her army walking under
the same sky they have
come to make their stand
against the capitals of man

years have gone by
since you saved
me from my insanity
still her voice sings
a song of defiance
that I can not defy

and the view of nature’s
storms, the flooding
lightening – fires burning
man made chemicals
exploding, innocence
lost to something we’ve
created that has no name

man has breached nature’s seal of trust
chosen to defy her grace in away
that leaves her protectors no other choice

the ones that come from a distant star
told
about over and over again in scripture

their fortified mirages will create a new

kind of suffering, one that comes from
listening to a child’s heart beating with
out hope brought here without reason –
dying of neglect, all the misery in between
did they really think no one would noticed

not afternoon prays or tears of
hope can stop what we have
created, a cry of suffering one
frightening disaster after another
man’s reflection seen in one
destructive act after another

chemical warfare – nuclear
waste, skyscrapers being built
before the distribution of water

food being made out of stem
cells all the manufactured
waste sold and for what reason

politicians begging us to
accept their benefactors
poison, trying to convince
us to make their
inventions of greed our own
years have gone by
since you saved
me from my insanity
still her voice sings
a song of defiance
that I can not defy

i ask you

what can a poor cowboy
do
but pray for forgiveness
©joseph mayo wristen all rights reserved

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