Ode to Osama

O fortuitous prince of jihad
to you we raise our vessels
assured the alchemy of blood to gold
transmogrify for generations to come

there’s no profits without
a prophet of death like you
to prime the pump for our taking

sure, we spawn others
like ISIS and al-Nusra, but
please know in the space where
most people have hearts
we have a special place carved
like initials
on the cold, dark center of our being

a center that will hold (we lied
to Yeats) while everything else

blows away

William Skink

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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