The Precipice


By brian francis

the edge is clean and distinct
a breaking point of history
where a nation for whatever reason
choose to turn away from themselves
they deny their very sense of morality
the deceiver smiles and laughs
anti everything good and decent
mirror mirror on the wall
who’s the leader of them all

He rose from mammon
raised his sign above them
plated in gold it shown like the sun
He smiled and was pleased
they called out his name
and he smiled and glowed with pride
“I can do anything and they will praise me”
“I demean them and invade their person”
“I can do anything I want”
and they cry out his name


Copyright © 2020 brian francis

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brian francis

Born and raised in the idyllic environment of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A rural paradise perfect for a roving childhood. Now living in the desert southwest, with a flock of parrots, a pigeon, and Three dogs.

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