with apologies to john 16:33…

i built this tree-house
from which
i can
observe
the heavens
and
the earth
without
worldly influence
except for
the occasional bee
or
sounds emanating
from
the pears
i’ve harvested
and
dine upon
it’s
an excellent place
to resolve
issues
of the soul
a soul
that grows
so weary
of hypocrites
and
bullies
those
self-selected strawmen
suckling on society
all the while
protesting to be
our
savior
deliverer
from all evil
as well as
all the cash
we may have
lying around
and
although
their derelict dreams
dominate
the national cartoon networks
i am of good cheer
for next year’s
another
election year

garage sale…

i have several
items
for sale
most
have not
been touched
in seven
or
more years
so
should have been
tossed out
according to authorities
on personal clutter
but
i’ve had them
neatly stored
in containers
some
in boxes
requiring dusting
others
in
old photo graphs
with
minor
moisture damage
there’s
even a few
cassettes
of
music
for young lovers
and
although
i’m unwilling
to throw them away
i’m more
than willing
to share
these
old memories
at
bargain prices