Poems

Chakra Blue

  Her faith
  is different from evangelical
  shows where the devil
  is shouted
  out
  by pushing the forehead.
  
  Believers
  convulse on the floor
  while the woman who paid
  for certificates
  in reiki i and ii heals
  from a distance
  
  the same way the man
  who discovered the art of reiki
  fasted
  until faint from meditation
  not to mention
  dehydration,
  
  hallucinated and heard mysterious
  voices
  telling him he had to open
  the closed bones
  of heads.
  The stream of consciousness
  
  helps divine homoeopathic potions
  picked
  from pretty pictures
  of organically
  grown flowers
  which are always to do
  
  with the heart's
  chakra
  blue problems easily solved
  by rainbow aura remedies
  so potent
  only spirit guides can supply.
  
  

  
  Improbable

  "We fail to recognise the extent to which highly
  improbable events occur daily to everyone" - Skeptics.com
  
  Is improbable
  the same as forgetfulness
  
  or more like the time
  he saw his doctor
  
  then went to the chemist
  and now
  
  has to lie down
  and when he does,
  
  he turns blue.
  The men in white take his pulse.
  
  It's thready and as weak
  as his memory
  
  failing to explain
  the accidental-on-purpose overdose
  
  otherwise he'd have nothing
  but a mundane life.

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