We cry for the dead
while abusing the living
we pray to the Heavens
while we live unforgiving.

Bewildered and battered
we march as lame lambs
while charlatan shepherds
mistreat us and maim.

A twisted world
of dead that are living
a life without luster
and numb with misgivings.

In a world full of turmoil
upheaval and chaos
we wail for the dead
while we wilt in a madhouse.

©Yakira Shimoni Fulks
April 21, 2021 | OC California

See Up There | Everybody knows – Leonard Cohen