Drunk on the Fumes

Two poems
by Adam Levon Brown
Ad Infinitum?
Collective consciousness
that doesn’t exist in the brain
but really exists
throughout the cosmos
never ending cyclical
reciprocity with unspeakable
ignorance in the face of
untraceable amounts of time;
If time even matters
to the starlit
planetary orbit of
molecular bonding
floating in the universe
as invisible spiderwebs of
mutualism and parasitism
Planet Earth is not
absent from this formula,
as Ecology dictates that everything
functioning as a whole
within a whole,
within a whole
….Ad infinitum?
Rome will Burn (Again)
Arson always seemed
like a terrible idea to me
But here I am
Dressed in moonshine
with matches in hand
Ready to burn down
the establishment with
Molotov fury
Mega annum of evolution
and I am brushed with
war paint in the ides
of my celestial ritual
Wings of the effigy
stare naked eyes at
More fuel shall be
added to the Fasces
until creation itself
is drunk on fumes
A bonfire will wash
away the stench of
inverted totalitarianism
And usher in a renaissance
unrivaled by human history
Adam Levon Brown is a poetry lover who can’t seem to get the damn muse off of his back long enough to take care of his priorities. He imbibes in alcohol and coffee on the regular and wonders why Unicorns are so popular.

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Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and books can be found. He is a Best of the Net and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Scott's poetry books include: Songs of a Dissident (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015), Chaos Songs (Weasel Press, 2016), Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing, 2016), and Poison in Paradise (Alien Buddha Press, 2017). Scott is a member of The Southern Collective Experience; he also serves as an editor for Walking Is Still Honest Press, The Blue Mountain Review, The Peregrine Muse, and Novelmasters.

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