a dice-throw

Gombrich had it wrong abstract art is not what faceless
totalitarians like
they like kitsch
family kitsch heroic kitsch
what you will

or how does it seem to them
hunkered and bunkered
"the Word rightly divided"?

an illogic of logistics
a pillar of fire?

Christopher Mulrooney's poems, fiction, translations & photographs have appeared in Combo, Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore, Janus Head, Loop, Savoy, The Burning Bush, and Retort.