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Addressing the Impaired

Addressing the Impaired

Delusions on the home front:

the boob tube adjusting sound

levels, this canned laughter

we’re schooled in while, about

town, riots flair.


Yet the electric

hearth stays us, places back alacrity’s

presumption:  these neat potted palms,

Cyclamen knitted across bricks,

the functionless poker leaning

in the network of such holy herbage….


Here is a country cottage, a garden estate,

enclosed in itself as the globe

by your fish tank is now

a reflection superimposed over

our two stalwart figures, one

wheelchair-bound seeing everything

as is, & the other, a relic:


(torched BMW, white bystander outline

on a surface after the bombing),


still refusing to witness, grasp, believe

this has become our reality.


Stephen Mead, a resident of NY is a published artist, writer, maker of short-collage films and sound-collage downloads. His latest P.O.D. amazon release is an art-text hybrid, “According to the Order of Nature (We too are Cosmos Made)”, a work which takes to task the words which have been used against LGBT folks from time immemorial. In 2014 he began a webpage to gather links of his poetry being published in such zines as Great Works, Unlikely Stories, Quill & Parchment, etc., in one place: Poetry on the Line, Stephen Mead.