wacko, melancholy and mishegas 
 
My tribe
is the tribe of tribulations.
My people mish mashed, wacko,
melancholy and mishegas. Wild
eyed roamers with a taste for the rat
in the rat-a-tat-tat, and a liking
for licking life to the marrow.
 
(Sure, I’ve seen and even heard the howling
chimps, the herd of chumps, the humpers
and bumpers all held hostage by the heft
of a society not mine.)
 
My tribe is the tribe of spunk and punk.
Dancing to internal tunes. Dancing the do
wop, the to-be-or-not-to-be bop. Dancing
children dashing across time, singing
the night safe.
 
My tribe is a confabulation
of singularities, plucking the strings
from which the stars hang
as if they were the ripe fruit
of a burning bush.
 

 

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