Scatter

Midland Prose

Scatter my sunshine like fungal spores over tilled fields
Scatter my goodwill like virus along city streets
idyllic nature and urban blight alike
distort the song in my heart out of tune
pharmaceutical advertisers promise me a way
to set the melody straight and in key
but I obsess upon hate and whiskey
the tune I wish to sing drowns
chokes out in sweet tobacco
what they’ve got the liquor stores got better
Scatter my smiles, my caress and exploration
Scatter it miles, in duress and extermination
city mouse and country rat are friends
an unholy alliance setting unavoidable traps
inescapable temptations for Homo Parasitica man
who grows his nightmares in the compost of wasted dreams
who nurtures future generations in iron age bullshit
who forgets future melody in death metal cacophony
as I struggle onward in an attempt to
Scatter my hatreds that coalesce in darkened bars
Scatter my…

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