Friday, December 14, 2012

Three Poems by Ben Nardolilli

How to be a Communist

Mao or Lenin; communists stand for workplace
And later city, country,
And sanctions for political office.
You should most likely disavow your countries past.
Was this the future?
“Communism" a modern world? No.

How do man and woman, make an umbrella,
A convincing place?
By writing political fiction, amusing and socialist
One day, avoid revisionism,
A positive message does not need to be cleaned up,
Google bookmarks smash oppression forever.

To keep it safe, amusing, and caring,
Be more curious with any other Western national,
Explain your ideology to others up to dialectical materialism
Google for revisionists and former members,
They stop the spread the glory of man, woman, and child!

Our Mighty

Dinner and supper with
Me as an ugly pushed apart,
I am on relief today.

Equality is you all.
I must redeem
The land by one above.

I am the machine, but
I am the broken down too,
I am America again--

Surely not me? a good boy,
Except for the dream,
Everyone’s like me.

The rape and afterthought
Was all too kind, never death, no
Freedom to build a homeland.

The Attic Somewhere

He refused to contrast
with the wildernesses,
his phallic body ropes

instead every last section
where a bloated waist
can postpone the Earth,

life must remain a theft
to build him a world, our
schism walk in failure,

each of his sins against us
makes him feel brutal,
a mountain he lives under

Ben Nardolilli currently lives in Arlington, Virginia. His work has
appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine,
Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, fwriction, THEMA, Pear Noir, The Minetta
Review, and Yes Poetry. He has a chapbook Common Symptoms of an
Enduring Chill Explained, from Folded Word Press. He blogs at and is looking to publish his first novel.

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