Monthly Archives: April 2013

Tamerlane

Named after one of the infamous
butchers of history– Tamerlane,
who built pyramids of human skulls,

his nihilist namesake in Boston,
leaves a lethal orange cloud
of shrapnel, bone, muscle and grief.

No media I’ve seen
made the connection.
So will this new butcher
be lost to history.

The Balloon of the Mind by W. B. Yeats

Hands, do what you’re bid:
Bring the balloon of the mind
That bellies and drags in the wind
Into its narrow shed.