having seen your press photo…

having seen your press photo

i shall not laugh
no
i shall
not
laugh
at your attempt
to create
a marketing illusion
to enhance
your
acceptance
of
those
who
would
without remorse
dissect your heart
while
still beating
no
i shall
not
laugh
but
a simple
quiet
chuckle
shouldn’t
deflate
your proposed
ego
in their
miniscule minds

oh how things have changed…

oh how things have changed

the brown bag prophet
with a tone
of voice
reminiscent of
a baptist preacher
at sunday revival meet’n
said
lord
how things
have changed
used to be
the police
would show up
after
the hanging
now
they’re
the first ones
there
and
if there
was a shooting
in our neighborhood
there’d be
at least
two shooters
now days
it’s just
one
the police