Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Convention of Crickets—Murfin Verse

The delegates caucus.

This verse erupted after stepping out my back door at 1:30 am on a close, muggy night.  I tried my best to keep from being over-exposed to the Trumpista hate fest, but it kept creeping in on newscasts and social media.  No wonder I was restless.  Surrealism any one?

"Mistah Chairman, I Rise to a point of order!"

The Convention of Crickets
August 26, 2020

The Convention of Crickets
nominates the Night.
The Fireflies and Cicadas
The Night accepts
            and blankets all
            whether they like it
            —or not.
Jiminy advises prevaricators
            to let their consciences
            be their guide.
Harry from Times Square
            endorses families of choice.
The Mormon delegates
            plot catastrophe
            and revenge.
Buddy’s backup band
            chirps the exit music..
Session adjourns at Dawn.

—Patrick Murfin

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