VISIONS OF THE EMPIRE: A poem for the 21st century, (Excerpt 001)

by Jon Rappoport (Copyright 2021)

October 20, 2022

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Excerpt 001:

After money was sold down the river and resurrected on a cross of
After a cash-loaded God strolled into town
After the Universal Hospital drugged synapses and drove the wild
horses of imagination down into underground canyons
and sculpted androids stepped out in the aftermath buying back their
own memories

geologic wraiths spiraled up inside television sets—
their only ambition to stunt prayers for deliverance and kill raw

we watched wildcats of Texas dripping sweat into their high hats
pull black blood out of the ground and send it through tubes of night
to porcupine refineries on the shores of the Body of Christ
apostles were resurrected in knife-cutter fins of long Cadillacs
running hot across the Kansas plains with blondes in the back seat

New horizontal towns were multiplying on Long Island, stage flats
of perfect geometry coddled in the breasts of hopeful mothers asking
for redemption from pill-addled afternoons and hallucinatory music
cooking in shining ovens
monthly budgets laid out neatly on Formica
counters below the knives
distant farm fields dead in the snow
blank-eyed children walking in the snow
cultivating nightmares they would one day visit on Reality

I flew over those fields and heard the crackerbox houses rot and rust
as nothing ever rotted before

We tamed the wolf and the copperhead
we broke a pond of ice and sent Promethean serpents to force a
tunnel all the way down to the volcanic hats of ancient Chinese poets
We tracked mobs and gangs and politicians and drowned them in
thunderous secret rivers under the Southwest deserts
we launched charges against the bosses and carried our prosecutions
into courtrooms of fish eye and coral and waving undersea weeds
and dragged paid-off judges from their galleon-wrecked thrones

We stood in the blinding sunlight reflected from low slung
whitewashed buildings of Pasadena and El Segundo and Long Beach
and felt the roar of departing space rockets cutting tunnels through
the future and pulling back the future with giant magnets of
illuminated dust

We walked through measureless windows of wheat and corn
growing in the middle flatlands under the warm rain of supernatural

We draped curtains of night in the upper hills of Los Angeles where
the mountain lion and the coyote and the melted mythical Greek
beast roamed like vagabonds free of the Wheel

Under poles of yellow lights, gasping midnight locomotives clamped
on to lines of freight cars in the backyards of Chicago

Plastic lilies grew in the pastures of St. Louis haberdashers and
department stores

In White Plains we carved a diamond on cracked asphalt and
climbed a decaying elm and walked along the iron railing of the
fence holding rotting branches and threw marbles down on to Davis
Avenue and watched them bounce into the muddy stream of World
War Two newspapers and swollen milk cartons and broken whiskey
bottles and torn black jackets of old soldiers who had died in snow
drifts over the winter and mysteriously disappeared

I ran under trees filled with light green inchworms hanging from
long threads until I was invisible
and glimpsed smiling robots sitting in cafes in the next
platinum century

In Los Angeles, concrete sunset of three stacked freeways, a carpet
of park in Beverly Hills, old poolroom on Broadway downtown, bus
to San Francisco, a bum holding out his hand and saying On Venus
Jesus will show you machines of love

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

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