As protecting rabbits, dolphins, people, manufacturing hope,
Inspiring our reworking for skep-like security, above, beyond.
Moral drogues, built by “important” societies, never referenced
During elections, coup d'états, provide no understandings, give
Over many significant, mass marketed containers, longueurs.
Unless folks employ binoculars, kites, perambulation at picnics,
Big “champions” continue yielding sops, until values plummet
Like fidelity or fresh means of opposing skeptics’ hypergolics.
When gobbling up best treats, those yokels count to seventy-two,
Remain didactic in their sameness, spout all manner of universal
Epitaphs, whether quaggy, salacious, or otherwise objectionable.
Only handfuls of compassion service providers, well past teen
Years, ever supply constructive feedback when stuck on topics
Such as: architectural refinements, binturong tail lengths, truth.
Contemporary culture’s tropes, designated by leopards, monkeys,
Longhorns, don’t become news darlings since taboo, racist, sexist,
Narrow-minded words only sell well if writers play as therapists.
See, media pups hang back, enjoy, without “pleases,” “thank-yous”
Much anaphor, at the same time as most of their littermates wean;
Worrying about intruders is no longer the demesne of diminutives.
Simultaneously, skilled word players mix emotive with scientific
Language, send prolepses of doom, creates more jumble, attempt
Bettering society toward achieving redemption, reaching heaven.
Life is precious. Our words need to reflect this verity. Accordingly, KJ Hannah Greenberg tilts at social ills and personal evolutions via poetry, prose and other forms of creative expression. Her books and short works evidence these values. Her newest poetry collection is Mothers Ought to Utter Only Niceties (Unbound CONTENT, 2017).