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Obsidian Eagle's

Blasphemous Bazaar

META-Poems For A New Millennium

<br>META-Poems For A New Millennium<br><br>

The Flagship of Anti-Poetry — est. 2010

♘ Year of The Cavalier ♞

Author's Note: For context regarding this year's predictions from several Feng-Shui Masters, refer to this article > Chinese New Year 2014

Year of The Cavalier

First new moon touches perigee now as Venus goes direct
The time to draw one's bow and aim is over 
No further need to reflect ...

Unless your sign be equine
Then hold your horses still
Though they're champing at the bit
Close the stable door
Or bolt beyond, those broncos will

Wooden Trojan stallion stand silently in wait
Flames of war burning all around 
Can consume at any rate

Reign in thy steed noble knight
From high and haughty saddle
Must thee occasionally dismount
Lead ponies down to water's edge
Let them drink of their own account

Against symbolic windmills, like Don Quijote bravely tilt
Head cavalry through its last heroic hurdle
Upon mustang thy blood spilt!

Image: Don Quijote by Gustave Dore.

Slough It Off!

Slough It Off!

Residual Millennial Anxiety
Obsolete religious piety
Your membership to high society

Unfulfilled lover's passion
Devotion towards fashion
Shopping on impulse, lacking ration

Shameless Selfie Copyist
Fundamentalist versus Atheist
Beef between poorest and wealthiest

Automated Political Affiliation
Imagined perfect nation
Tacit trust in technologic innovation

All this and much more must you slough off
As a serpent sheds it skin.
Do not bow down to greed and sloth —
Only once unleavened can our true work begin.

Travel light like any photon or neutrino;
Break chemical bonds without dis-ease.
Know when to walk away from a table at life's casino.
Learn to listen in silence and find inner peace.

Quietly cut guff
That's quite enough
Just simply, slough it off!

Image: Ouroboros by Zarathus.



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