Fire and Fury by Mike Ferguson

Fire and
fury echo
the past

dark words
of the
dark past,

words of fire
and words
of fury

dark as
the dark past
where words

worked their
anguish
after the

knowing of
their meaning
of darkness.

Fight fire
with fire
he thinks,

fury with
words as if
they matter

before
or after the
darkness.

When words
matter, he
must think

better, better
than dark
thoughts,

or others
must speak
and think

for him.
Words have
meaning

and saying
them can be
dark,

but not as
dark as what
meaning brings.

Falderal by Mike Ferguson

we are divided

we are denied

we are dying

 

we have

exceeded the maximum

global requests per minute

for crawlers or humans

 

and cannot access

safety

cannot access

a roof

cannot access

food

cannot access

peace

 

even if we could crawl

to any

of it

 

we are humans

but have exceeded

humanity

 

have exceeded

its care

 

have exceeded

its capacity

 

we are everywhere

but nowhere –

we are in the

butcher’s slaughterhouse

 

though some

speaking better than we

call it falderal

 

our crawl is

falderal

 

and we have exceeded it