We’ve Been Expecting You

The retrofitted
whifflers saw their pawns market
ataraxia –
dissent on canvases spread
under every dark
ridge, and blasted light outside 

the marionettes
housing cancerous grandstands,
rapist clergy, and vendors…

© Christopher Rupley 2017

(This is a Choka, and it stems from a group of Eastern forms of poetry called Waka. The syllable count is 5-7-5-7-5-7-…5-7-7).

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