The Poetry Kit MAGAZINE
Two Poems by Richard Lighthouse
Richard Lighthouse is a contemporary writer, artist, and poet from Houston, TX. His work has been published in numerous journals and magazines worldwide.
He can be reached: RL1-at-ausi-point-com
how to build an army of cult followers:
your odyssey begins with narcissus 101.
self absorption is the key
but don't lose sleep over losing sleep
fans adore you already.
can you feel it?
they haven't met the real you -
more famous than yourself.
larger than ego. extolling self.
first, there is no wrong right.
born from beginning,
sheeple need guidance.
take the lead.
give in to adoration. chant your slogan
like a rooster in perpetual sunrise.
become their need,
intoning until you arrive.
say it out loud: me. me. me.
a highway makes a long sigh
words have a certain dry air
roll down the window and take it in
- like desert passage.
tires wheeze at each mile; ; ;
semicolons of distance.
white stripes dodge the car in
black tar heaves its sulphur smell
then thump over a dead word carcass.
see it in the rear view?
the car is your
steel cocoon and upon arrival you will
this poem is a place you
have never been.
and still can't spell.