under garish glow of tweets on the screen…

the brown bag prophet
said
seems to me
that
the moral majority
has been
replaced
by
the core
of
corruption
who’ve
lifted
deception
as
the golden calf
to be
worshipped
by
a nation
of
shylocks
who seem
to
totally relish
dancing on
the
shattered constitution
with
congressional prostitutes
dressed
in
publicly funded
flowing robes
robes
of
red
white
and
blue
but mostly
white
and
as for
the original
ten commandants
that
are
the foundation
of
major religions
well
those
by
presidential decree
and
his personal validation
have been
reduced to powder
under
the grindstone
of
greed
oh
how we need
another
miracle
from god
something other
than
a burning bush

bonfire of political delight…

bodies
piled
upon
urban dreams
stacked
like
old books
in
a scene
from
fahrenheit 451
bodies
of
children
weened
upon
a
dream
of
freedom
and
justice for all
now
just
emaciated
bodies
of
hope
layered
between
the dried dung
of
political promises
and
desiccated sticks
of
national loyalty
soaked
in
the kerosene
of
corporate
greed
to
be torched
and
forgotten

to whom it may concern…

do not
lay me down
into the frozen ground
where bones
become
as cold
as winter’s breath
no
cast my ashes
into the wind
that i might sail
free
to lands
i’ve never seen
nor
pondered
upon
and
if
there be
no
breeze
then
pour me
into the sea
to catch
a current
to those
childhood treasures
seen upon
the silver screen
but
whatever course
i must take
let me not
stay here
buried
with human fears
in a land
where chains
are wrapped around
each person’s thoughts
thoughts
that bind them
to
their savage past

senate votes for the unqualified…

along party-lines
sheep stroll into the wolf’s trap
greed’s the only bait

another denial…

Getty Image

chicken little said
fox swears he wasn’t involved
with coop massacre
it’s a sure case of fake news
he said grinding the last bone

whose god…

Art by Ever Fonseca Cerviño

generally
the brown bag prophet
avoids
arguments
with
religious disciples
stating
that
beliefs cannot be verified
otherwise
they’d be
facts
and
given beliefs
require
personal acceptance
arguments
over beliefs
constitute
shadow boxing
but
yesterday
the prophet
was cornered
by a zealot
promoting
byzantine abortion laws
who spewed
religious text
that demonized
a woman’s right
to have possession
of her own body
saying
his scriptures
were provided
via
divine inspiration
from
god
when finally
given an opportunity
to speak
the brown bag prophet
said
i’ve read
there are
320 million gods
in the world
does your position
represent
a majority vote
or
someone
just
on
some bad drugs