that takes a lot of balls…

that-takes-a-lot-of-balls

the brown bag prophet
was holding
a handwritten sign
that read
support the travel ban
and
balance the budget
since
i failed to see
the relationship
i inquired
yet
once again
as to
his
signage rationale
he said
look
every time
their
chosen leader
goes to
his
resort
in florida
it costs american taxpayers
around
3 million dollars
or
more
we
have to pay for
his
security and staffing
not sure
what his staff
does
other than
serve as his golf partners
but
anyway
given his three weekenders
already
this month
hard-working americans
have spent
roughly
$10 million
for those hardly-working
junketeers
if
congress enacted
a travel ban
we could put
one hell of a dent
in the deficit
by
year’s end
and
for those
1 in 7
hard-working adults
children
and
seniors
who can’t afford
golf shoes
we could provide
10 meals
for
every dollar saved
truly
making america
great again
by
dealing with
hunger
here

some assembly required…

with visions of surgarplums dancing

as
politicos
down another
classic dry martini
a martini
assembled
in
america
with
the best
components
from around
the world
another child
is gunned down
a child
assembled
by god
with
loving parents
a child
gunned down
with
a weapon
made of
the finest
american
components

congressional address…

congressional-address

aunt bea
had
just
seen
the pretender-to-the-crown’s address
to the congress
when
i arrived
hoping
to foster
a discussion
i inquired
did he say anything
aunt bea
said
he conveyed
his usual
nothingness
but
she said
he
sure does
talk funny
all
those
facial contortions
and
lip postures
like
he’s
struggling to believe
his own words
he
surely
reminds me
of
old man wilson
down the street
how
he talks
when
he’s
constipated
and
had
a little too much
wine
to
drink

hall to the temple of knowledge…

hall-to-the-temple-of-knowledge

please watch
your step
and
stay to
the
designated path
avoiding
the glassy shards
on
either side
this is
no
idyll warning
we’ve
recently
had
an inordinate number
of
spiritual deaths
due
to
injuries
sustained
in this hall
of
broken promises

national wear a keffiyeh day…

freedom fighter

the brown bag prophet
stopped me
and asked
where’s
your
keffiyeh
taken aback
i said
well
i don’t
have one
he said
why not
well
why would i
was
my reply
he said
today’s
national keffyeh day
and
everyone
who gives
a damn
about freedom
is supposed
to
wear one
well
or
a sombrero
or
any
outward symbol
of
resistance
to the racist policies
of
the new
social bullies
in
washington
it’s
a more
polite way
of
raising
your
middle
finger