Snapshot: In A Historical Market

So much to learn, so much to know,
So many places we can go,
The future and the past combine,
Into a thing human – divine –

So much to see, so much to hear,
A world, once far away, that’s near,
So much to feed a heart and brain,
While we still dwell on what’s mundane

Dill Weed

What should we use for
License and permission?
The capital’s now shut to
Our ambition —

The powder reeks
Of avarice and spice;
An aftershock
Of smoothly-covered vice —

A smothering of
Cabinets and lust,
A bit of happiness
Ground into dust,

A spatter and a slather
And a skein
Of words of populism