Last Stamp by Sy Roth


Julius Caesar’s essence became a stopper in a wine cask
And I have ambition as well
A veni, vici chorus of spine-tingling lyrics.

Virgil led me through the door
Inscribed– welcome all ye who enter.

I want to become Essence exhaled into the ether
Then inhaled
To take residence in the corpus callosum.

Become a veritable bridge builder.
Create hemispheric ambivalence
Where I can laugh and cavort on an electric trail
Leaping from one synaptic arch to the next
Mischievous imp of the perverse.

What a joyous ride that would be
As my mortal coil is shucked for this
Electric being rolling in a fun-ride park–
Idiot’s Trabant on a cruise through
Byways and dark alleyways.

The ground seems an unstable home
Marking the fields
Littering the with interminable markers,
Stamps of a once-existence.

I desire the ether
Where my molecules have invisible permanence
Where they can be sneezed out
Carried by the wind,
A porterage of persistence,
To transferred drop zones for the illicit.

Gain entrance on the sly
And take up residence in a million brain cells
All awash with dreams of invincibility.

Make this a lasting stamp
Stomping ground for the feeble.

©2019 Sy Roth


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Sy Roth is a retired school administrator and has finally found the sounds of silence and the time to think whole thoughts. This has led him to find words and the ability to shape them. He has published in Visceral Uterus, Amulet, BlogNostics, Every Day Poets, Barefoot Review, Haggard and Halloo, Misfits Miscellany, Mad Swirl, Larks Fiction Magazine, Danse Macabre, Bitchin’ Kitch, Bong is Bard, Humber Pie, Poetry Super Highway, Penwood Review, Masque Publications, Foliate Oak, Miller’s Pond Poetry and The Eloquent Atheist.

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