Ken Cormier

We’re Sitting on Buildings

We’re sitting on buildings Here!
We’ve got a big problem Now!
Afraid of our nation Oh!
But wanting to squeeze it Through!
Went on an adventure Then!
We found a new leader Who!
Became like the others Why!
Does that always happen When!
We pray to Apollo But!
We know nothing of him So!
We wander with creatures And!
Invade our own temples Wake up!
Get out of the kitchen Sink!
Climb under the counter Which!
Was always your fortress Bang!
We’re tearing it down now For!
Our children to see that We!
Are nothing but monsters Ha!
We season and flavor Them!
To make them delicious We!
Will strike and devour Ow!
To choke on a backbone It!
Is slowly reminding Me!
To clean out the cupboard Forget!
We’re learning procedures With!
A set of instructions How!
Can we ever master That!
Which always eludes us Dogs!
Are biting my ankles I!
Am fighting and kicking My!
Most primitive moments Have!
Been captured in movies Still!
I am an enigma Watch!
We can’t help descending Deep!
Into our own faces Like!
Some kind of Narcissus Relax!


Ken Cormier