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The Corset of Time

In 1900 women wore corsets
insisted upon by vanity
and men’s eyes
strapped and pulled
within a frame
too tight to allow
infraction of proprieties
so strict, the full breath of lung
labored behind cramped
ribs to Adam’s disliking
eves under which
no bird would ever find

(Previously published in Samsara Quarterly, Aug.2000, Vol.1, Issue 2)
Laurence Overmire



The Dark Side of the Moon

Half-man, Half-beast
He contradicted himself
Striving for moral certitude
Heavenly thorns pricking bovine loins
The blood of an unholy sacrifice
Dripping from unclean hands
Soiled in primitive earth
No washing of spiritual waters
Could cleanse a militant heart
Baptized in the fires of an ancient cataclysm
The primordial conjunction
Of misaligned atoms

......Counter clock

The unraveling of a

(Previously published in Harvest-Art, Feb 2002)
Laurence Overmire



The Dawning of a New Millennium

Another thousand years has come and gone
And I am here to see the new phase of the moon
And wondering where we are
And why
The nature of the world has changed a lot
But the nature of Man has not.

We are in the midst of the most spiritually desolate of times
Greed is the phallic God of choice
Demanding the inordinate sacrifice of virtue and principle
On the altar of insouciant ego
The lambs brought to the slaughter
With their tongues cut out
Spill their blood on the stones of our sleeping indifference.

The Earth cannot long endure the ingratitude of her children
The sun will not forever spin its gold across the sky
Our world is not without end
But do we have the foresight to alter our fatal intransigence
And prevent a doom too soon
Of our own petty design?

(Previously published in Ygdrasil, Nov.1999)
Laurence Overmire



The Emperor's Old Clothes

His absolute power threatened

His wife and son

With the swipe of an

The Christian Emperor

Whose shining example
Struck upon the mind
With the force of a conquering

Lorded upon generations of
Wide-eyed children

Belief in the right of
Divine Earthly


(Previously published in The Potomac, Dec 2006)
Laurence Overmire
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