Alternative Law Journal
The Law of Planting Trees for Profit
I bought a video of history
I listened to the excuses on the radio
And the ads for the video
I made pirate copies of the video
And sold them on the black market
No-one reads books about it anymore
Because they’ve seen the picture
No-one denies me
Or things done
I myself will not deny
The greatness of the greatness
The only end this has
Is we can see all of it
The Law of Abandonment
Pointing the gun at the mirror!
Finally, believing in life!
All things eventually pass into humour.
Faith always happens in the dark.
The body is a pot which reduces everything to feelings.
Canned food is a certain kind of abandonment.
So is an occupation.
Phyllis was a girl who died for love.
She transformed into an almond tree.
Adam rejected a wife before Eve.
Did she look too much like a snake?
Death is such a fascinating idea.
What we’re not.
We can abandon everything but the dead.
They enter and re-enter us over and over.
The maggot of history discovering fresh meat.
First there was a package thrown onto a train.
Then a stowaway.
The ecstasy of falling asleep is embedded in our fear.
To leave, you must give up the embrace.
M T C Cronin