precedent…

precedent

i’ve been wondering
why your desires define
god’s true intentions


judicial supremacy…

judicial supremacy

the brown bag prophet
was just leaving
his favorite
watering hole
when
he stopped me
and said
first
stand your ground
then
unlimited donations
now
admissions policies
lord
i swear
i can hear
those judges
seriously singing
tom lehrer’s
i wanna go back to dixie
looks like
we’re either
gonna have to
impeach
some judges
or
appeal to
the world court
if any
of the meager steps
towards freedom
are to be preserved
i wonder
if lynching
is gonna
have a comeback
with this group
as a form
of
free speech


answered prayers…

answered prayers

bapa dola
said
a beggar
found a gold coin
along the road
and
when he reached
the city
he complained
that no one
would offer up
alms


judge not lest ye be judged…

judge not lest ye be judged

standing
just beyond
the no fly zone
of the first national bank
the brown bag prophet
had set up
his version
of a collection center
as i passed by
he said
guess we
now know
who will separate the dusk
since
practicing physicians
might be comparing
your potential liability
for life saving
or
life changing
medical procedure
to
your total
available assets
prior
to recommending
said procedures
which
should play hell
with all those folks
in debt
up to their ear lobes
talk about your
god complex


alliance…

alliance

bapa dola
said
two villages
that had fought
for centuries
joined
to fight
a stronger
common foe
and when
the war ended
they began
to fight
each other
again
so it is
hate
like a river
may change course
briefly
but
always
flows towards
the sea


watch your step…

watch your step

slowly
she moves
moving
down the steps
steps
where once
children laughed
now
empty
snow crusted
memories
no one now
to remove
the snow
snow covers
steps
and
graves
of those
who walked here
now
alone
slow steps
down
down to where
there is really
no place
to go


continuum…

continuum

the shackles of slaves
melted down into realm’s coins
stronger than before