By Ahmed Latif
Justice dissipates into dusty skies.
Authorities annunciate in approved tones
And paint in the delectable colours of apathy.
Neglect instigates the ubiquitous atrophy.
Paintings pulled from a pessimistic past,
A prolix prologue by a prolific proletariat,
And the metaphysical musings of a metaphorical matador
Collectively conspire against the corrupted core.
A tyrant aflame on his throne of travesty
Afloat in the sea of cruel illusions and ill-gotten wishes.
A servant’s volition and a master’s scheming.
A vociferous cursing and a graceful screaming.