• Paul D. Wilke

What the World Needs Now



We don't need

any more

helpless

heroes

no more

vanity

victims

pouting in the mirror

no more

smut-souled

politicians

telling us it'll be

different this time

or any picture perfect

celebrities

selling the lie

of happily ever after

or angry-scold

identity zealots

preaching the gospel of

ME, MYSELF, and I

or bat-shit crazy

conspiracy kooks

trading reality for fantasy

or

finally

most infuriatingly

the fanatics of FREEDOM

ready with tedious tirades

always

bellowing about FREEDOM

in parroted clichés

from colonized minds

but only THEIR FREEDOM

matters and to HELL with everyone else!


NO!

Enough of those

vitality-sapping

fantasy-fapping

soul-crapping

people.

what we really need

what we really

MUST

HAVE

NOW

beyond a shadow

of a doubt

in this

drowning world

in this

weeping epoch

are more

belly laughers.






-----

Paris, France

November 2021

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