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Toxic Cake

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After reading Thomas Friedman’s op-ed today “Tell Me How This Ends,” one would like to deny the inevitability, but…


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Toxic Cake

Toxic Cake
       by Odin Roark

How drippingly fine
The words that coat
Such layered density 
Icing thick enough
To entice the fool
Along with seasoned critics
Into toxic waste goodness

Persuasion chefs united
Gourmet salesmanship
Learned minds 
Street smart minds
Tribal and nepotistic minds
All hawking hidden contagion
Beneath their ever sweet glazing

One day
A global cake will be rolled out
For all to gorge on
Unaware from the top
Might explode layered poison
Well surpassing avoidance 

Our own demise
A recipe created by sentient impotence
The giant bite
The final swallow
The sweet tooth seduction
That never was

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  1. Date: 6/8/2013 10:07:00 PM
    Nice poem.

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 4:28:00 AM
    Prophetic!... Terry (nice)