In the olden days:
Summon the hooded ones to surround the jewel,

lift their veils to scarlet-shrouded moon,
murders of crows jag the light,
anise and sage misting darkness.

Or, the post-modern approach.
Rent-A-Demo. Parade and party.
Topple that skyscraper,
tear the motherfucker down.
Occupy Galaxy. We deserve to
overcome overwhelm oversee
for our foes are
dumb and evil, ugly too.

Grouping of groups, nomenclature
of numbers, from clan to klatch:
Sunday bells clang for the crown,
Buicks and Lexi arrive for the show.

In swamplands rouse congregations of alligators,
tending squirming pods of their scaly young.
Rabbles of caterpillars defoliate grand catalpas,
coalition of cheetah savage baby
springbok at dawn, bastards they are.

Trashcans hurled through
Starbucks windows: Such potent blows to the Empire!
Smug rebels tweet and text Iphones up the street,
camo and jackboots, kerchiefs and armbands.

Just another clutter, clowder or litter,
rout, swarm or cast.
Mind-hive. Mobpsyche. Groupmind.
Agitprop. Media herd.

There are no issues.
There are personalities.
There are no issues.

Same boss, useful tools;
masses, mobs, convocations, armies.
Consortiums. Committees. Corporations.

Skulk of foxes hunting hordes of gerbils.
Tribe of goat, warren of hare,
aerie of hawk, array of hedgehog.

Wiccan covens skydance enthralled.
Teamsters rough up loathsome pickets.
Rabid fans siege sexy celebrities.
Protestors storm conventions.
Fervent musters, tribal

kingdoms, sects, colonies or cloisters.

To the alien legions,
please visit our cackle of hyenas,
our stinging smacks of jellyfish,
our annoying charm of hummingbirds.
Shall the earth be cleansed
of such familial fratricide.


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