The Placebo Diaries (5)

The Big Get Even

Perhaps it was too much
for the Sindicate to accept
such a substantial loss
Understandably upset
they put out
a 24 hour contract
on poor Leon
their number one suspect
Goons with prison haircuts
packing serious heat
under ponchos and anoraks
were scouring the streets

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Utopia

Utopia ~ by David B. Redpath
(acrylic on canvas) © 2018-2022

“Man is born free, and
everywhere he is in chains.
Those who think themselves
the masters of others are indeed
greater slaves than they.”

“I prefer liberty with danger
than peace with slavery.”

“No man has any natural authority
over his fellow men.”

“Everything is good as it comes
from the hands of the Maker of
the world, but degenerates once
it gets into the hands of man.”

“I perceive God everywhere
in His works. I sense Him in me;
I see Him all around me.”

“Falsehood has an infinity
of combinations, but truth has
only one mode of being.”

“What wisdom can you find
greater than kindness?”

~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Placebo Diaries (4)

D.R.;

After a fatal incision
of self infliction
I attended the autopsy
of humanity high on LSD
It was a questionable decision
. . . but that’s just me
The event was well advertised;

“Come witness the Mystery and
Rebellion at the World Famous
CARNIVAL of CARNALITY ⭐
~ Where The Flesh Is Weak
And The Clowns Are Hungry!”

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The Placebo Diaries (3)

Las Meninas Placebos

that sacred place

at the crossroads of existence

where piece by piece

Pablo disassembled his muses

upon a wafer of painted canvas

a sculptured vivisection

a patchwork of stained-glass

the transubstantiation

of a new wine frozen in time

the sacrament of broken flesh

a surgeon’s scalpel

the artist’s brush

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