Saturday, March 9, 2013


“I knew too that through them I knew too that he was though, I knew too that he threw them.  I knew too that they were through, I knew too I knew too, I knew I knew them.”  
“If you can see why she feel that she kneels if you can see why he knows that he shows what he bestows, if you can see why they share what they share, need we question that there is no doubt that by this time if they had intended to come they would have sent some note of such intention.”
"Many others did go and there was a sacrifice, of what shall we, a sheep, a hen, a cock, a village, a ruin, and all that and then that having been blessed let us bless it.”    
Gertrude Stein’s Idem the Same – Let Us Describe

The Queen’s Henchmen
request the pleasure of your company       
at a Lynching – to be held 
at 23rd and C Streets NW
on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 -
just past sunset.     

Dress: Formal, Masks and Hoods -
The four being lynched
Must never know the identities
Of their executioners, or what/
Whose sin required their sacrifice.

A blood sacrifice –
To divert the hounds -
To appease the gods -
To cleanse our filth and
Satisfy our guilty consciences.

Arrive promptly at sunset –
Injustice will be swift.
There will be no trial,
No review of evidence,
No due process, and no

Dress warmly -
A chilling effect will instantly
Envelop Foggy Bottom.
Total impunity.
A kangaroo court in
A banana republic.

Refreshments will not be served
Because of the continuing resolution.

And the ones being lynched?
Who cares?  They are pawns in a game.
Our game.  All suckers, all fools,
All knaves who volunteered to serve -
Us.  And the truth?  The truth?
What difference at this point does it make?

In case of inclement weather,
Or the Queen’s incapacitation,
Her Henchmen will carry out this lynching -
As ordered, as planned.

Sidney Bechet - Strange Fruit

1 comment:

  1. This episode of The Twilight Zone is a real keeper!

    The Obsolete Man.