A brazen flash mob was caught
on camera storming a California store
making off with 200 million dollars’ worth of hope.
In the absence of charitable inclination
hope was dispensed, disposable salvation.
Some lawbreakers wear hope
At the time they commit their crime
hiding their need, their greed,
hiding their identity.
Once vintage in kind,
now mass produced and clumsily designed,
hope is a cheat, blinding the inner eye.
Hope fails to outline in clarity, that
the cost of suffering does not produce quality.
Does your hope wear broad temple arms?
Do leather blinders bind your fear?
Does your hope prevent infection
By reality’s guided intentions?
There has been some speculation
that using hope to hide the abnormality,
the inner impairment, the broken dream
provokes the onset of cancerous grief.
Hiding behind hope
doesn’t increase others’ comfort.
It just creates
an intimidating disguise
against those not wearing hope,
against those fearing to die.
hides the tiny tells
a definite advantage
in the high-stakes
game of life.
Look! A quality test
for hope is its fit,
so hire a tailor to
weave your vest.
vintage inspired hope,
hope woven with threads
of garish reality
strands of fear
shards of dreams
contrast in color,
in dim memory.
by the passage of time.
Wrap your cloak of invisibility around you like armor
Fade into the night, and join with that envied flash mob of desire.