THE TIE THAT BINDS

Having lived through the drug culture of the 1960's "The Tie That Binds" was written as an allegorical metaphor for those who got hung up figuratively or literally and did not make it through to the other side. Those who have now - in one way or another - become iconic llovers of the reckless - forever dangling from the edges of periilous cliffs.

 

The Tie That Binds

She wears

      ecstatically

            a long

                thick

                   yellow

                      necktie

                          loosely adorning

                             her cleavage

                                     revealing

                                         black blouse

 

     Purchased

          at the second-hand store

                  or rather

                              "Pre-owned Garment"

                                         establishment

 

Not knowing

            He

                 in 1973

                       ended

                            his activist

                                 life

                                 dangling

                                 garroted

                                             by it

                                                   from a rusting

                                                              tenement basement

                                                                  sewer pipe