meanwhile, the moral man is bragging about his perfection,
poking us with furry toys
made in China,
drinking from plastic bottles.
Everything spins around its center;
the bottled up reality
is packed in soft drink boxes,
words and speeches titillate
with senseless purposes
while I buy the bathroom cups
requested for the busy preschool year.
The centers become stories of budgets,
the people become meaningless puppets,
meanwhile, untreated waste
floating in the lakes
enhances the bank accounts
of those who swell and shine
following the rhythm of their centers.
Julia Hones has a passion for writing poetry and short stories. Crafting poems and stories is a journey of discovery to her. It helps her to understand life. Her works appeared or are forthcoming in Epiphany
Magazine, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, the Greensilk Journal, "You, Me & a Bit of We" Anthology, The Mindful Word, Skive Magazine, Coffee Shop Poems, Freedom Forge Press Anthology, Flash Fiction World, the Southern Pacific Review and TRIVIA: Voices of Feminism.