ideas are safe as long as they are forgotten.
hidden behind a gate
never built to satisfy.
they believe in
sandstorm saviors, and never believed
the stories told to them by those who believed
the first stories told to them.
they are most dangerous when they learned to read
through the holes in your beard-
left alone to wonder how long it takes
to let lying dogs lie.
because no one eats for free.
ideas are safe as long as they can
spread, like fires adapted,
into the chimney top cap turned black,
like my english teachers used to do.
and what did they know.
Ideas are safe in the head, where they belong.