Resisting the Tyrant


Let us love like old maniacs

like yesterday’s lovers

Discarded under the quilted sheets of seniors homes

as withered passages of time

Slowly expiring

under the watchful eye of some wretchedly despotic orderly

Armed with bushels of coloured horse pills

and a strong-armed lights out doctrine

attempting to kill the soul.

Let us do it doggy style

and forget all about arthritis. 


 Sacramento Free Press. Sacramento, CA. Issue 654 (September 2006).

© Ryan Quinn Flanagan