Charles J. March III

Charles J. March III
is an asexual, neurodivergent Navy hospital corpsman veteran who is currently trying to live an eclectic life with an interesting array of recovering creatures in Orange County, CA. His various works have appeared in or are forthcoming from Evergreen Review, Atlas Obscura, Litro, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, Lalitamba, 3:AM Magazine, Ink Sweat & Tears, Fleas on the Dog, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, The Recusant, Taco Bell Quarterly, Storm Cellar, Harbinger Asylum, Maudlin House, Misery Tourism, BlazeVOX, Blood Tree Literature (prize), Bareknuckle Poet, Anti-Heroin Chic, The Beatnik Cowboy, Points in Case, Expat Press, Stinkwaves, Young Ravens Literary Review, The Writing Disorder, Literary Orphans, Otoliths, Oddball Magazine, et al. Links to his pieces can be found on LinkedIn and SoundCloud.


Stop Banging the Falun Gong


Why can’t the Chinese just give peace a chance?
Let’s take a gander at their rape and intolerance…

They facilitated farce trials
to send their illegal prisoners to black jails where they used electrode dials
to turn their propaganda into epic fails.

The Chinese were so obtuse
in their psychiatric abuse,

Which led to kirigami-like organ harvests
that essentially reaped into tempests.
{Talk about one hell of a way to be removed from one’s attachments.}

Their spirits,
they tried to reform;
but it was their
bodies that
began to deform.

The practitioner’s souls were sophisticated,
and their organs of corti cultivated;
at least in respect to the good
that resonated
from their cosmic extremes
that were penetrated.

But perhaps the Chinese didn’t follow the Hippocratic Oath because
their ripped-off patients were

Like their advice against alienation,
while they averted reincarnation.

Or their utopian purports of peace,
while they
paradoxically protested in the streets.

Now I’m not saying that their swastika rendered them the treatment of a nazi;
Especially since many of them will never again triumphantly yell Yahtzee!

I just want to know if I should care
about things that happened
in Tiananmen Square.

Why, it’s strange- -they
weren’t really able to affect
western change…
Maybe because they
marched to a “Chinese drum”,
which delivered their
word virtually mum.

I guess it just comes down to choosing Mao or Dao—especially since everything can be summed up into yin and yang—which must be why some are still living,
while others became slain.

It’s facetiously funny to think that practicing morality wound up
causing the Falun’s fatality…

Their final regulated breath being
expired into a relegated death.

The practice’s healing power,
they’ll definitely now need
if they are ever to
conquer the Commie’s
incongruous greed.

I mean for Buddha’s sake, what they are preaching is free!
Hopefully we can all just be like their third eye and see…

As the dharma wheel turns,

their karma tire burns.



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