Goodnight, Gustav Klein – Excerpt – by Elliot C. Mason @ArthurRay44

Excerpt Two:

A Poem from the Author Concerning Gustav Klein

leaves skirt the shade

of the parade

at the bottom of the cave

of pain

the night is away

in full play

and he’s on another train

this is the escape

but it is tested

cooked and digested

dissected

by what they screamed from above

they say another winter

will come

and it is fiercer than before

ferocious howls

shall rattle the bowels

of the misty park’s cows

and silence

the married couple’s rows

and steal meaning

from the ‘why’s and ‘how’s

and it shall continue

for as long

as he above allows

he in the chair of red leather

who watches you

who knows what you do

who guides your conforming shoe

takes you into the blue

steals you through and through

claims you are his and he is you

and then does not care

as long as it is fair

he keeps his red leather chair

his head of plastic hair

and his money does not swear

for it is deep

in his pockets, deep

in his heart, deep

you follow him like sheep

you pray for him when he’s asleep

but, inevitably, you will weep

for he does not care

as long as his money

does not swear

and he has his fair share

concrete skirts the shade

of the parade

at the bottom of the cave

of pain

the morning wants to play

but it must stay

and the fixtures remain

to clean yesterday’s stain

watching through a dirty windowpane

from another endless train.

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Genre – Travel, Political, Dystopia, Romance

Rating – PG15

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