Thank You for my Punishment

I thank — …

“Not fooled yet by an iffy animatronic

I thank— …

“Ill-deceived as curios bake
lazily worded forms.”

I reasoned —…

“Convince me to be a bettor,
as under: true human art.”

I philosophized —

“Pessimism of the dialect,
your script drove them here.”

I settled —

“Last one licked the peaceful,
quantum taser of communion.”

I didn’t settle —

“Everywhere an anger,
for each one a brunt.”

I listened —

“Gratitude is not for nothing,
even as Golgotha earns.”

I laughed —

“The kibitzing will continue,
continuity precedes what’s discrete.”