see the carrot, dangled and dazzling
bobbed and weaving above your eyes
dynamic, divine, swaying, side to side
its the absolute in an elusive lie
everything, it knows, you want
whether or not, you admit it, confess
the carrot, dangled, knows you in "naked"
sees through your attempts to deny it, forsake it
it is the apple, "you're eve"
or, if offended, we can call you "steve"
no matter the label, or title, here called
grab for it, bite it
begins here, "the fall"
this battle for power, of submit to "the hold"
this carrot is smart, knows your secrets untold
it wants you to want it
worship, enslaved, sit.
and wait forever, for the possibility,
the difference defined,
through the Christ and the whores
soul drenched, light and dark
versatile, for symphonies and saran
wrapped, you, for "play time"
you, "the played", he, "the man"
what to give, to "the he" who has everything?
a family and a husband and a stable of others,
lined up, labeled, valuated, vaseline-d
what to give, is "the crawl"
that he wants
the carrot is lifeless, if not dangled,
real trust is earned
in action, not words
in follow up and follow through
like blood is red and sky is blue
and it's mixture of madness
you're better off in the comfort of strangers'
those without the smarts or the power of carrots
the difference between lions for lambs, mice for ferrets
do not pretzel or bend
do not grab, beg, the carrot
the secret is this,
please imprint, be aware, it
sit silent and strong
make no movement, at all.
and watch as that carrot
gets bored, then moves on.
the carrot was never about you
it's for those without insight
or depth, to see through
the carrot wants your power, for him
keep you salivating, in waiting
a toy, imprisoned, his whims
and ever, just out of reach
what is practiced, presented
isn't always what's preached
before your eyes
let it fall, let it rise
know exactly who and what,
the carrot is.
and keep walking alone
a coveted, carrot-less man
make a wish.
(one who wants you, as much as you want him,
reciprocal heart, throbbed,
27 october, 2018
the realm of the poetic.
prisoner of the psyche and the inescapable. heart.