This garlic saved us from vampires! See, no monsters!
The other cries
We were lied to by scientists! See, no monsters!
The herd nods at both
smiling three piece suits
tithe themselves into poverty
and shower placating mouths
with lavish wealth
Rene Mullen is managing editor for a PR firm in Albuquerque, performance and traditional poet, and author of the full-length poetry collection This Still Breathing Canvas. His poetry has been featured in Poetry Quarterly, 50 Haikus, and the Santa Fe Literary Review.