The Golden Dawn of a Twilight Year
In the endless choirs, the bells of new years day,
the ball slowly falling to the ground like a cheap dream
in the meadow behind the courthouse wall,
in the words so frail that they crumble in
mouths like too much flesh, rotted and rancid;
in the eye of a needle you can see it.
A land where all is just and equal, where women
pass freely, their words on their breasts
and where toil has been abolished in favor of truth and good fortune.
In this field all is free,
no black bodies with hair like mine
and eyes like mine face down before
the twisted fingers of the beast,
ready to cage all dreams and abandon faith with hands
that are not it's own. The world played
with strings of steel, no,
forget the white eyes of sorrow.
Forget all that should be remembered;
on New Years dance the night away
with spirits high with wine and pheromones,
lust and heartbreak,
you cannot take those with you.
The women will be free,
the animals will take flight,
the cages shall release the
orphans of a dream
to dawning's light,
a golden morning.
The bells ring foolish, blistering,
earsplitting but they can hear
When fools run the world the bells shall weep
and in the armaggedon of our days, they will
Until then we must march;
until the women lose their girdles and
their hair is wild and new,
until the animals have found new homes in ancestral
forests, caves and trees untouched by man,
until my people have left this world and found
a hallway of kings, well above the foolish clouds
at the throne of a weeping nebula, tears
of joy throwing star showers for
an ebullient throng.
We must march: let the bells chime glory in our way.
In the golden dawn of a twilight age, we must
march until all mankind marches together.