The absent witnesses

Their updates
Destroy me
They fill
The studio
With useless paper

My studio
Is my heart

Their updates
Were useless
Like too much weight
For a balloon

Or running thru
A maze of joy
You find
A blockage
Of new instructions

Or like a river
Flooding
Fills a house
Up to the ceiling

Their updates
Are the threat
Of scarecrows
At a crossroads

I have
What I have
I am
What I am

Laws
And anti-laws
Rules and anti-rules

Either – can put a rope
Around my throat

I am like
Any star-headed bird
Expecting life
But finding
Crashing cars

The lasso
Had words
Printed
Along its length

“Made
In anti-dreamland”

Man’s law
Is stamped in jelly
A table of judges
Pick up their spoons

The law
Came to my home
They were
Nine parts braun
One part crime

Crime
Where does it come from?

Every time
They leave the green mould
On your skin
You get the crime
Of not-again

The sky
Was not made
For our rules

It does what it does

The moon
Was not made
For our rules

It is what it is

The sea
Was alive
Without our rules

Now
It is dying

As a copy of their rule book
Is exchanged
For iron
And put around your neck

Yet you would
Burn your head of
To get rid of it

The hated law
The hated court

Its hated
Complications

Everywhere
People
Are murmuring

The crucifix
Was broken off
And its base
Was left
In my heart
Like a splinter

They know
They know
Their platform
Is cranked up
Into the false sky

And down below
The little people
Must dodge
The fiery missiles

You go
Though the legal system
Like a man
Dragged by a horse

They prop up
Your battered body
In front of a judge

The absent witnesses
Are your executioners

A guilty man
Will run from the fire
An innocent man
Will run into it

Author: blackbird212012

I am interested in multimedia work: songwriting, art, and creative writing. I have been involved also in theatre and music performances.

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