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


a legal question…

a legal question

what part was alleged
the terror or the attack
knowing death was real


infidel…

infidel

you have
long
been
dead
what god
there was in you
has perished
for
when you
tasted
innocent blood
you became
a soulless
dried weed
caught up
in the fetid winds
of earthly judgement
no god
would speak
to you
you
who prey
upon children
afraid to face
your foe
as a man
rather
you slither
upon the earth
at night
stealing girl children
from their beds
like a pimp
on a city street
you have entered
their lives
and
we pray
that god’s
judgement
will be swift
for you
the faithless


 

while waiting for sunrise…

while waiting for sunrise

can you hear her
talking to the night
as if it were
her lover
can you hear her
talking to the night
as if it could hear
her empty prayers
can you hear her
talking
talking to
the night
or
is
that
your voice
i hear