too late to not change…

rushing
to the window
as
the floor
gives way
beneath you
you struggle
to peer
into
tomorrow
but
find
frosted windows
nothing
to see
but
your cold breath
dancing
in the air
and tho
you
know
you
must leave
you
shout
like a child
who’s nightlight
is out
hoping
some parent figure
will appear
and
take your hand
guiding you
through
life’s
darkened
portal
the future

 

so common it disappears…

why do the drums
of wars
still beat
when
so many souls
lie
at
our feet
is it that
the drummer
cannot see
that death
has come
to
you and me
or
are the beats
i hear
a mother’s heart
in fear
that
war
will once again
fill
the nave
as
another child
is placed
into
a grave

 

by definition…

the brown bag prophet
sitting near
an outdoor tavern
listening
to
international news
about
the fifty-two
unarmed
palestinians
murdered
today
said
according
to
the us code
of
federal regulations
israel
has become
a
terrorist state
of course
considering
our nation’s treatment
of
segments
of
our own society
those folks
who
promote
gun control
civil rights
and
just plain old
human rights
guess
we’re now
a terrorist
state too

 

The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives” (28 C.F.R. Section 0.85).

insurrection…

when what defines life
has been removed by men’s greed
then death holds no fear
since the fear of death is gone
the tyrannized revolt armed

concussion…

i know
that the election
was quite
a blow
but
child
you cannot
lie down now
for
if you sleep
you may never
wake
you gotta
keep alert
keep your mind busy
and
working
otherwise
the darkness
of
racism
will envelope you
and
you’ll never
see
the light
of
true
freedom