Sunday, August 8, 2010


i cultural cocoon alienated nature
the painted...illusions...dictate quality
      i tuck ...inside...rehearse
        the script daily

the mask...hides...the civilized evil
the umbilical cord of Legitimate Authority
precasts the embryos...seeding inequality
promissory notes pulsate the machinery
reduce my essence to superficiality
the toxic cocoon consumes my identity

copyright: D.M. Tchir August 8th, 2010


  1. WOW! This is a complex and wonderfully crafted kick ass poem. I love the language and structure..I identify with the alienation of self from the power of a society which resembles the film Metropolis more each day...the cultural cocoon protects one from this powerlessness but in a strange way it attaches us to it too! Great poem Dianne..

  2. What a stunning vocabulary, embellishing the text with verve and intellect! Keep on writing Dianne