voting analysis…

voting analysis

i’ve grown
to expect
these eviction notices
they always seem
to show up
when the majority
feels threatened
by
one thing
or another
a war
a downturn
in the stock market
or
an upturn
in the minorities’
position
in society
having a black president
didn’t help
now
everybody
of color
and
every religion
except
theirs
has been served
an eviction notice
hell
they’ve even
taken the doors off
our very existence
killing off our youths
death
by
police firing squads
though that ain’t
any different
than
before
we now have
video evidence
to be
ignored
like every dictatorship
power is a narcotic
once strung out on it
the addict
will do anything
for a fix
even
kill

advisory sidebar for future martyrs…

advisory sidebar for future martyrs

you must understand
from the beginning
they will
let you die
either
by the sword
or
by systemic attrition
it really
doesn’t matter
how
you die
as long as
you’re dead
your
heroic
efforts
will be given
the old
corporate spin
and
discredited
by an army
of press agents
all
declaring
how
you failed
when you chose
death
over
life
how you refused
to face
the future
and
fight the good
fight
instead
elected
to be a martyr
of course
they may be
right

collimation…

collimation

there are
small holes
in the universe
where god’s tears
have torn away
the darkness
such that
god’s light
shines through
each tear
was shed
for a child
who lost
their innocent life
because
of
men’s wars
billions
of what we
foolishly
call
stars

narrow thinking…

narrow thinking

a fool and a wise man
met on a narrow
mountain path
the fool
was rushing down
while
the wise man
was ascending
the sage
insisted that the fool
clear the path
for one
with
such great knowledge
of the world
the fool
acquiesced
acknowledging
the scholar’s rank
and so it was
the wise man
ascended the path
and
upon turning
the corner
was devoured
by a mountain lion
since the lion’s hunger
was now satisfied
the fool turned
to continued his climb
for even a fool knows
that wisdom sometimes
must be sacrificed
to reach one’s true goal

nose wide open…

nose wide open

aunt bea
sitting
in
her parlor
was leafing
through
an old
photo album
she laughed
and
said
now
here’s
a picture of you
with your
first
true love
i wrote
a poem
about you and her
well
mostly
about you…

out to save her world
bumping into his own dreams
thoughtless half-ass schemes