Trick of Rings and Things
“The Lord is my Ringmaster, I’ll always want!”
For the ring
Of his time
What is the meaning of the ring?
occupy its place
it has value
only by choice
imaginary portal from
Reality to Fantasy
Trinket value matching w/ heart
matching w/ feeling matching w/
WHAT IN THE HELL ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT?!
of trickology….long ago
Is that why the ring is so precious?
Occupy its place?
There’s nothing but a hole
We the main ho’s they got
Items in a Neighborhood
Flag of America
Hanging behind a sign
That says, “Thank you Jesus.”
Support the overseer w/ a gun
In spite of not having 1
Blue cross/red blood/white face
Rests on ancient representation
Loyalists singing hymns
Guarded by a pentagram w/ a gun
In spite of not having one
White flash/blue light/red eyes
Embraces played ideology
Dat’ Ol’ Time Religion
You be the Legion surrounded by a wall w/ a gun
In spite of not having I.
Red Objectives/White Lies/Blue Reality
Elnathan Starnes is a Wolf Trap teaching artist and local children’s entertainer using the moniker, Groovy Nate (https://www.groovynate.com/). He was born in Wichita, Kansas, and attended High School in Denver, CO. After a 5 year enlistment in the Navy, he came to Washington, DC in 1989 and attended Howard University. From high school to present, he has been writing poetry that is now compiled in a collection of works entitled, Wichita Behavior in a DC Vibe-By Way of Denver (Oahu Visions).