(Poem) Praise Be to the V! by Michael Brautigan

for Diane di Prima

 

the confusion of love with dominion is…

 

Snow Geese flying in a V-fomation at the Skagit River delta, WA, USAthe self-appointed high priests of this world

who are the murderers of truth

who have turned joy into servitude

who have demonized the true initiation

who have turned metaphor into literalization

who have turned zone into place

 

life is a process and a system

that we should obey

life is a process and a system

that we should obey

 

when I get tired

and all I want to do is sleep

I sincerely hope

that what I sowed

I will later reap

 

life is a process and a system

that we should obey

life is a process and a system

that we should obey

 

when I get home

at the end of the day

and I am so tired

where should I lay?

 

I declare today

that everyday

should be

V-Day!

 

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