Photo: the guardian.co.uk
The Bold And The Beautiful
Our lives are so overfull with every possible indulgence,
it’s not that we need to choose anything in a broad sense
but we do like to finesse the provenance
of absolutely everything
in our backyard,
there are bullets and bombs
that we acquiesced in our silence,
choices we made for the faceless
buying their compliance,
while we simply carry on
the burden of our overload,
did you hear about the kid that stopped the tanks?
Or the woman who shamed the soldiers in the square?
Or the students who put flowers in guns?
Do you know the provenance,
the exact place,
the sugar content,
of the bold and the beautiful?
©Paul Vincent Cannon