A more immediate sieve

A more immediate sieve for
Facts that

Sullen lay on the breadmat
Of a lush lie;

The splendid becoming of,
Trumpet, mar

Of a distended love; this
Sieve will sort

It all.

16 comments on “A more immediate sieve

  1. tmezpoetry says:

    I feel on the cusp of understanding it and yet, the political environment has messed with my head some locking up words into a specific connotation such as – facts and lie. If that makes sense. It may not. My mind went to politics.

    • Thanks for the link, Tammy. I share your pull towards the political interpretation, with an inkling that it was the intent of the poet, given the choice of “Trumpet” as well.

      In any case, with frequent tweets and continued presence, it is difficult to ignore this man/child who would be king. Most likely his intent, I believe. As much as he seems to go nuts over censure, he makes little attempt to be reasonable in his pronouncements – less than little, much of the time.

      Like a misbehaving child, he seems to crave attention of any sort (unless his subconscious desire is to be forced to step down, when he will finally be able return his attention to minding his empire as he complains about how unfair it all has been — which crosses my mind as well).

      Food for thought!
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    • huzaifazoom says:

      It is a political poem. Less consciously informed by US events (although Trumpet did slip in subliminally) than by poetically exploring the roots of deceit in language mainstreamed by power.

      • tmezpoetry says:

        Interesting because that was the thing I was struggling with in the poem – the mainstream language and the current events that are affecting me even when reading.

      • huzaifazoom says:

        these especially troubling times compel our words to make renewed sense before figuring out what to do

      • tmezpoetry says:

        I agree. Without this poem though, I wouldn’t have realized how much I was being affected by the repetitive nature of polarization of terms, words, framed associations in the news. The poem stifled my mind which was what it needed to recognize it. Always appreciate when writing can affect me in this way. I’m so so grateful for this.

      • huzaifazoom says:

        And I am humbled. And glad that this poem is dialogue.

      • tmezpoetry says:


  2. tmezpoetry says:

    I was talking about Trump in the first paragraph just to be clear, whom I despise ehhh

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