cancellation of fireworks…

event canceled

i asked
the brown bag prophet
if it
bothered him
that
the city
had
cancelled
the annual fireworks
he
said
ain’t nothing
to
celebrate
this
fourth of july
won’t even
make
a good wake
for
a dying nation
a nation
with
an ever growing
body bag
count
bagging up
blacks
and
browns
those grown
and
those
who’ll
never
get to grow
shot dead
as they read
what a great nation we are
should have read
we were
and
when we’re done
bagging up
the nra’s
school lunches
we’ll starting
filling up the bags
with
botched abortions
or
young mothers
who died
giving birth
to
a child
demanded by
and
abandoned by
good christians
protecting
a moral code
written
on rice paper
promoted
by
demigods
of
greed
so please
don’t ask me why
i’m
not celebrating
or
upset
about
cancelling
a fantasy freedom event

population control and scotus…

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overpopulation
drains resources
from
the economy
it’s
that
old
supply and demand issue
if you have fewer people
however
we reach a state
of
sustainability
but
this state
has been elusive
even though
we’ve tried
traditional methods
of
population control
contraceptives
one-child policies
etc.
all
have
failed
miserably
ah
but now
the supreme court
has come up
with
a bulletproof method
for
dealing
with
this pesky issue
of
overpopulation
and thereby
facilitating
corporate profits
their first solution
is
culling
let people have
more
guns
so
they can kill one another
that way
only those
with
the fastest draw
from
a concealed compartment
on
their person
survives
you guessed it
the numbers move
quickly
towards
sustainability
but
those
mentally challenged justices
didn’t stop there
no
they also initiated
manipulation
of
reproductive capabilities
by
forcing women
to
have children
regardless
of
any life threatening
medical
or
mental condition
not even
poverty
rape
incest
something quite near and dear to gop hearts
will forestall
the unwanted births
thus
the number
of
maternal deaths
will increase
well
above
our already
record breaking numbers
again
with
the resultant effect
of
decreasing
the population
but wait
there’s more
translocation
the number
of
thinking
patriotic
americans
will decrease
as
the number
of
freedoms
are stolen
by
the court
they will flee
the oncoming dictatorship
to
relocate
to nations
that have
democracy
isn’t
that
just
brilliant
and before you know it
sustainability
will be
achieved

initiate plan b…

said smirking

child
i am so upset
all
my retirement plans
have been
turned
upside down
i had
just
located
the perfect flat
in
tokyo
but
now
the whole
thing’s
questionable
no
it’s not
the economy
i
just saw
plan 75
and
now
all i can
think
is
me
in
wasabi
flavored
soylent green

 

 

 

engaging but predictable…

an old poet

although the ending
has been
figured out
most people
seek to delay
reading
that final page
opting
to 
reread
earlier chapters
wondering
how the outcome
might have been
different
maybe
a change in
dialogues
or
characters
would have altered
the conclusion
but
more likely
such changes
would have only
added
a chapter or two
without
affecting the end
plus
the current list
of
scenes
protagonists
and
antagonists
is what
has made
the book
so interesting
had we not been
so
engaged in the text
we
might
have noticed
how quickly
the end
was approaching
oh
even
scribbling
analytical notes
in
the margins
has not changed
what’s
on those
final lines
and
yet
we tarry
on
that
next to last page
our fingers poised
to turn
the page
afraid
of
what
we
know