Charles Perrone


And Memorial Daze 2009

the days of wine and roses and
(the host his voice and chalice)
are over     and     over
our thoughts are (in line) with the fallen
and speciously special s p e c t a t o r s
who dine without fear sans fraught
the feisty talkers who feast on fame
and the road and kill of lame fowl
fattened and drugged by fast chains
so the fete is no sure bet nor appetite-
whetting event: perchance the opposite
as brazen speakers writers declare
perhaps the contrary where
waiters could dare to suggest
maybe it's an anti-something
we as an awed hence wounded troop
have yet outside the loop to grasp
the group that eats and drinks and




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