antithetical …

seriously

he’s
the everyman
of
fantasy island
who
should
have been
a tour guide
to
the dark ages
but
became
a public servant
after
finishing
high school
working
effortlessly
for
the state’s
highway department
which
afforded him
ample time
to
develop
his theories
on
society
for example
he thoroughly
rejects
socialism
can’t
stand
the thought
of
federalism
so is
a vehement
supporter
of
our military
police
and
first responders
he’s often
overheard
rebuking
welfare
of
any kind
as
he stands
in line
at
the post office
for
his social security check
he’s
truly
one of kind
and
swears
if things
don’t
change soon
he’s going to move
to
costa rica
where
he is certain
that
he’ll be able
to practice
and
further develop
his
me-ism

 

 

 

four shredded sheets…

four shreddded pages

nothing
left
of
the dream
cracks
in the rampart
have
let
truth’s darkness
overwhelm
the dim light
of
national myths
now
the broken 
sharp
edges
of
reality
protrude
into
each day
severing hope
from
well-tutored
promises

 

 

masses yearning to breathe free…

when silence becomes betrayal

dear
moscow mitch
just
a quick note
to
let you know
that
blacks
not only vote
but
are
americans
voting
legally
unlike
those
republican voters
living
in
russia
that have
overextended
your stay
in
government
furthermore
and
this will
no doubt
shock you
other
hues of pigmentation
are
also
americans
voting
legally
you needn’t thank me
for
this correspondence
it’s
a public service
you can
look
that last phrase up

cashing out…

cashing out

been investing
in
this nation
all
my life
but
haven’t seen
any
real dividends
in
fact
current market trends
due
to
wholesale
insider trading
by
republicans
has
made
the commodity
of
freedom
a
poor
long term
american investment
so
i’m
considering
divestment
in
the promissory notes
of
freedom
for
reinvestment
in
portugal

brought into existence…

nostradamus note

called
by
many names
historical alchemy
medieval witchcraft
it has changed
over the years
now 
critical race theory
the purpose
is
still
to convert
something that is real
into
fantasy
transformation of matter
an occult art
of
liars

 

 

herd immunity…

herd immunity2

a democracy
fed
a steady diet
of
misinformation
soon
becomes immune
to
the truth
the guilty
are
found innocent
the cruel
are
given the rule
and
the virus
of
fascism
soon
invades
the entire body
of
the nation

 

 

patient contempt…

patient contempt...

i know what you think
when you see me on your street
those myths about me
those names you’ve always called me
but know i’m a survivor 

 

 

ball and chain…

scavengers of young souls

the game was always
to get inside of your head
turn myths into doubts
self imposed limitations 
stronger than the chains they forged

 

 

nonabrasive…

nonabrasive

you nod
your head
when
we speak
but
you don’t hear us
that
painful look
of
understanding
on
your face
won’t
be
your saving grace
it
just shows
that
how
we speak
makes you
believe
you know
something about us
fictitious facts
drawn
from all those
historical
stereotypes
but
you
don’t know
us
the subdued sounds
of
our voices
conceal much
and
only
reveal
what
we wish
to be seen
verbal
camouflage
masking out
the sound
of
a fuse
that’s
already
been
lit

devil’s gut…

devil's gut

once
a vibrant nation
now
a host
for
aggressive
parasitic personas
that
devour
the
salutary substance
of
freedom
creeping
and
strangling
until
freedom’s
death
leaving
hollow
promises
for
our children