the recently Dead
or asking about:
prison life, from an ex-prisoners lips
war from the warriors
business, from the bosses
drugs, from the junkies.
Or the facts that:
cosmetics kill animals
mobile phones destroy the earth
facebook owns people’s time
some poetry rhymes
most stories are written simply for a good time,
academics invent words to hide their simplicity
there’s something inherently wrong with man’s big cities.
Every one of these subjects is taboo, not talked about,
because no one wants to admit out loud
no one takes, the longer view-
that our biggest mistake is not talking about war or what we did on the loo
our biggest mistake, is, frankly, Taboo.