echoes

Written by: Wayne Sapp

echoes bouncing off of bone
simple, complex, good or bad
don't consider, won't condone
and speak
     aloud
          alone.

paltry, partial, pundit, known
whatever can be had
no weaknesses; no mercy shown
just shout
     aloud
          alone.

a bully pulpit, guilded throne
silly, stupid, sad,
opinion from the glitter dome
they scream
     aloud
          alone.

intelligence is born alone
of truth? Well, truth is sad
echoes bouncing off of bone
will cry
     aloud
          alone.