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inevitable chastity belt | Poem

inevitable chastity belt
thousands of new moons
flying to their inevitable error
"all things put together-especially by lowest bidder-
fall apart"
one silent careen telling star to telling star
cascading splintering
chastity belt
new constellation shining
cellular web collapsing
the spent breath of a rabid dog
black kid at mall
mom in SUV
churl in movie house
suddenly completely
telephony cacophony
subsiding in background hum
inevitable chastity belt
makes a lie
of militarization of the old moon
of colonization of the new world
turns human consciousness inward
and God waits
semaphorically prepared
for us to wonder
at the spreading lights

- Ken Peters

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