and man so loved himself…

and man so loved himself

there will be
no prayers
tonight
for
a dark mass
has covered
all the words
of forgiveness
and
almighty praises
oh
would that i
could read
the words
that should
be heard
in heaven
bringing
forth
a spirit holy
and
so unblemished
as to save
the world
but
there is
a dark mass
covering
all the words
a mass
of congealed
blood
shed not
for the sins
of others
but
as
the sins
of others

spy vs palestinian prisoners…

spy vs palestinian prisoners

over five thousand
held in israel prisons
and pollard goes free

pollard goes free while
snowden’s still demonized
lies spies and freedom

lies spies and freedom
conceal what should be known
over five thousand

i’m a believer…

i'm a believer

no need
to look in mirrors
what’s there
is what’s gone
replaced by
questions
about
how
and
when
such changes
could occur
without
your
permission
or
awareness
any answers
would of course
be too late
to matter
best to
look away
and
contemplate
why
the setting sunset
has changed
so
dramatically
maybe
there’s something to
that global warming
global warming
hmm
could be the reason
for the face
in the mirror

expelled and banished tribal members…

expelled and banished tribal members

dear marie
having listened
to several hours
of
come-to-jesus talk
said
to her employer
now let’s say
i die
and
gain entry
into heaven
then
your holy church
changes its rules
retroactively
do i
get to stay
or
am i
on my way

shelled…

shelled

while listening
to a street corner preacher
the brown bag prophet
leaned over to me
and said
i suspect
that death
is not all that
it’s cracked up to be
those pearly gates
may be built
on the same substance
as all pearls