The Cause

Posted by ractrose on 22 May 2022 in Art, Poems

Oil painting of cats in military dress wielding weapons




The Cause


You an islet, witness to an hour of rising

You a fleer and a tunneler

You at times overroofed by another’s

Wasted heat

Hate discovers you

One of these will speak against you

And the worst of these

Enflamed the mind an empty fuel tank of fumes

Swings a stick

She, so detrimental to the cause

A grouper, distrustful of a thinker

Cackles when he says, “I’ll kill”


But the islets rim the world in their thousands

The sea pours in





Oil painting of fantasy beings in confrontationUncollected Poems















(2017, Stephanie Foster)