with windows closed…

with windows closed

trying
to breathe
but
the window’s
closed
called out
for someone
anyone
to come
but
the window’s
closed
and
sounds
just echo
in my heart
would that i
could will
it open
but
each time
i plan to try
a voice
weaker than mine
whispers
no need
they’ve nailed
it shut
so
the window’s
closed
and
will stay
that way
hope is
all but lost
within this grave
called
poverty

cover-up…

cover-up

as soon as
i walked
towards
the porch
aunt bea
started laughing
i
tried
to ask why
but
between bouts
of laughter
all she could
say
was
wait
oh
my dear
please wait
once
she had reached
the giggle-only-stage
she said
even with all
the cruelty
in the world
there are
reminders
of youth
that can make
even
the coldest
of hearts warm
and child
even tho
turtlenecks
are out of style
you’ll need
to wear one
well
at least until
those hickies
heal

impregnated with dye…

impregnated with dye

open graves
on the hillside
no trace
of bodies
within
what
happened
to the bodies
did they
arise
or
were they
just stolen
hallowed ground
or not
or
set upon
a pedestal
enshrined
in clear acrylic
museum masterpieces
evidence of the divine
museums
perhaps
found in
london
or
rome
but
maybe
the bones were
just ground
into medicine
for the common cold
by those
seeking gold
now here’s
a thought
perhaps
all
involved are
seeking gold
their
for-sale-amulets
filled
with crushed bones
or
just
plain sawdust
the profit yield
seems
the same
whatever
the game

club hoppin’….

club hoppin'

two am
staring
at the patterns
on the ceiling
the mind
asserts
they’re
just passing cars
the heart
says
they’re
souls
quivering in the night
frightened beings
searching for what
remains
of hope
groups
of souls
in the darkness
attempting
to piece together
broken promises
before morning/s sun
reveals
how desperate
and
vain
the task
has been

you got nothing…

you got nothing

the brown bag prophet
was taking in
the day’s beauty
while standing
near the edge
of the city park
when
a gold-chained
young buck
reproached him
commenting on
his
poverty
the brown bag prophet
said
i generally
don’t discuss
such issues
with those
who are still
wearing the chains
of slave masters
but
you’ll be
my
exception
you
pursue
the bait
of wealth
like a fish
just about
to swallow
the worm covered hook
ignorant
to
the consequences
of actions
me
everything
i value
is free
and
provided
by the almighty