Friday, October 2, 2015

"Complex, Arcane and Difficult" by K.J. Hannah Greenberg

Kowtowing to his partner’s newest whims,
The oldster made public many ignominies,
Which referenced his failed cooperation.
Certain malleabilities, coracles, rain, ankles,
Honor no heritage; bring disrepute, instead.
In the distance, an opossum snuffled air,
Speculated, explored ideas, got lauded,
Conveyed matters of Truthspeak toward
Necessary arrangements finessed again.
Swampy coniferous forests grow high.
The man’s habit of duty entangled, surged back,
Made him strive toward foolishly routed cuirasses.
His afflictions, like fingertip vibrations, torso heavings,
Also crying, ceremonial sashes excluded, began over,
Much later (shoals can remain underwater during storms).
For large marsupials paths, whose purposes hone from
Alabaster structures, interstitular purring, random woes,
Beckon bocaccion toward childhood fa├žades, compare
Favorably to self-recrimination chosen carefully, if selected
When loathing’s leftover from gobbling up ornamental plants.
Considering pressures brought against great instruments,
Such evil service culminated in corporals’ snarling, boys’
Whining, series of murders by arrow, fate’s contrails, poo.
Highlighting ancient omphaloses built from domestic mud.
That spouses make due with chanting, drumming, throaty calls.
Retaining the shadowy influence of new world cats, costs
Stranded lifetimes of candy-colored liedens, maybe rainbows,
Patterns found on dry leafs, plus futures read in feathers.It
Culls didelphimorphs emotional torture, vacillating ghosts.
Bumpy scaly things that remain dangerous in the woodlands.
His learnings that enriched rulers’ foreign language victories,
Caused much ignorance, catalyzed fear, worked, many times,
Alongside cheating, losing of familial heirlooms, resounding
As if actual precious ideas, otherwise allowed freedom
In relationships, spared brutality, obviated all manslaughter.
The never-ending vacuuming of small pieces,
Lush shanties’ waste, destroys biota, leaves
Wreckage, bankrupts repeatedly, prehensile tails
Notwithstanding. Small critters relinquish gulps,
Accordingly, when stepping through ash alleys.


KJ Hannah Greenberg is the author of more than a dozen books. Her writing has received National Endowment for the Humanities funding and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Million Writers Award, and The Best of the Net. Hannah's newest books are: The Immediacy of Emotional Kerfuffles, 2nd ed. (Bards and Sages Publishing, 2015), and Dancing with Hedgehogs, (Fowlpox Press, 2014). Hannah lives and creates in Jerusalem.