Photography © Constant L Williams
thirty-two days before the election
simulating a prophet, teacher. failing an unpleasant chore. caused by a force he invited, coddled. breathless, posing for the right side of his father love. he’s up there. you are alone. make your way, make your death. keep your eyes, keep your ears. chaotically we will plant you.
devoured will be your thoughts. they will not honor laments with compassion. fools, they will cast mourners into the pit, the home of ghost sailors led awry. you learned nothing. you, a buffoon of a chief, will perish as a plague. slow, stirring, begging for the grace you do not justify. we shall strike you from the record.
the fate of the romans
fish run through the water to perish. carrying life to the basin. the river’s forthcoming. the entrance to man’s dancing on the rocks, sprinkled as a trail. the romans set stronger stones. built a coliseum that remains. who killed caesar? cobblestone tracks, rough and demanding, are our sovereignty. copied. democracy copied. dying.
fate planned by moments. shoved and dragged by opportunity. swinging from the sky by strands. an angel’s wing exclaims, “destiny is an unsettled promise”. a delusion, and not by casualty. sent to mankind by our own invention. the formulation of a god and government.
Ferris E Jones is an award-winning, internationally published poet and screenwriter living in Puyallup Washington. His work has appeared in both print and online magazines including as the featured poet for Creative Talents Unleashed. Other magazines include: Who’s Who of Emerging Writers 2020, Glo Mag, Piker Press, Se La Vie Writers Journal, Write on Magazine, Outlaw Poetry, Degenerate Literature 17, Tuck Magazine, The Literary Hatchet, Warriors with Wings, In Between Hangovers, and many other literary publications. He is the recipient of two grants from the Nevada Arts Council and the Editor/Publisher of Nevada Poets 2009. Ferris has twice received honorable mention awards from Writers Digest annual screenwriting contest. He is also the Author / Editor of seven collections of poetry. You can learn more about Ferris E. Jones by visiting www.inquisitionpoetry.com where each month he features the work of other poets. The goal of this site is to spread the word of poetry throughout the world.
Constant L Williams is a polymathic creative from Los Angeles, CA. Though he is first and foremost a poet, he views all artistic mediums as paths that lead to the same human destination, whether it be through poetry, prose, photography, painting, video art, or sculpture, etc.