THE TAIL OF A PEACOCK For the special ones *Argus was a figure in Greek mythology with one hundred eyes, that were subsequently put on*
To grunt slobber pant To waddle to grin To grin to grin To act improperly In the real world To walk lumpy To pandemonium on Sunday Retard sweating hands Protocol To be able to make change And be told You are a success To be ridiculous And have an excuse And not use it To laugh at complexity To dance truly alone Act the fool Swing from the bells To be found Thousands of years later In the arms of your lover Without The eyes On the tail Of the peacock PORT DRINKER He wakes In a shabby brown coat Urinates And vomits something brown He won’t know Where he is Until half a bottle After that There’s no stopping him And the image of his before Smiles approvingly and sedated Anesthetized his misery Now ecstasy And the symmetry of his end SHE'S A TEACHER AND A MOM I. A mother’s A mother’s 34-year-old daughter just a little Little little bit neurotic Can still identify identify with What is happening feels free to Say fuck Say fuck Say fuck feels free to say Fuck and even Even smoke marijuana II. They must They must suffer Suffer and do all the Things all the things I had to I had to I had to I had to do III. They want They want a free Ride a free ride They want a free ride Lazy bastards Lazy bastards IV. It is my job It is my job to see To see that they To see that they tow Tow the line V. They Do Not do not Participate They do not participate they sit They sit they sit They sit staring staring at the wall VI. I am I am Sick I am sick they Are Going are going To be to be sick They are going to be sick Too. BIO: Giulio Magrini started writing poetry in the early 1970’s, and takes most of his inspiration from the darker sides of human nature. He has performed at the Three Rivers Arts Festival, and many other former venues in Pittsburgh. Giulio has conducted poetry workshops in alternative high schools, prisons, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, and hosted a radio show for local poets. He is now working on a manuscript of much of his work titled The Color of Dirt taken from his publications and performances. Magrini has always preferred the performance of his work over publishing, until now.