Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island BC, is a Pushcart nominee with over a thousand poems published internationally in magazines such as Poetry, Rattle, and the North American Review. His books are The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press), An Unbecoming Fit Of Frenzy (Cawing Crow Press) and Like As If (Pskis Porch), all available via Amazon.
There’s nothing to understand,
you finally understand,
awareness serving us watered-down drinks,
perspicuity giving the masses a mouthful,
contemplation another word
for being asleep at the wheel.
“Discernment of spirit,” you said aloud,
strolling through unencumbered estates,
whistling past a graveyard,
your head firmly shoved into your hat
and all about you the divine horror
adding to the general confusion
with its bad science and inaccurate facts;
the way your preacher would tell you one thing
while meaning another.
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