the poet…

 

walks
just outside
the
circle
of
acceptance
a daily exercise
of
self-awareness
rather
than
some
political statement
of
indifference
to
the routine rhetoric
of
elected demigods
demigods
whose
heart-felt solution
to
problems
generally
involves
an
assassination
a
historical pattern
that
is practiced
by
today’s
world leaders
regardless
of
religion
or
race
or
one’s
previous
level of persecution
from
others
it’s just
the thing to do
when
people fail
to
to comply
of course
one
should not presume
that
justice
will
in any way
be
served
for
justice
is
apparently
negotiable

 

baby with the bathwater…

 

there
may be
criminals
indeed
there
may
be
so
we should
reject
everyone
at
our borders
everyone
pregnant women
frightened children
those persecuted
and
facing
certain death
in
their homeland
all
for
your
fears
you are
indeed
a
most
moral soul
and
a true
example
of
the american dream

 

since denied a vote…

 

i pray
the lord
his soul
to take
and
whatever
you do
don’t let
that
sucker
wake
i don’t mean
to
be
crude
but
that damn fool
is
cruel and rude
and
must be shown
that
god
ain’t one
of
his
political clones
so
i’ve lit
a couple
of
black candles
had
cheap whiskey
blown
in my face
just
to have him
put
in his place
and
if this shit
works
i’m doing it again
next
election day

 

the eyes have it…

 

reflections seen in the mirror are said to be realistic
images that represent the true status of the viewer
but the mirror often lies or is misread for purpose

 

and the river runs deep…

 

the river is filled with tears hundreds of years of injustice
the judgments of foolish men sentencing all to hell’s abyss
innocence the defendant while those guilty are judges

 

who has truly committed crime…

 

child staring as darkness falls fears soon begin as do the tears
eyes searching the darkened cell hoping to find their parents’ eyes
their crime was the search for freedom but freedom’s dead and buried

 

ground zero…

 

once again the streets
will become the battlegrounds
unabated greed
blinds rich from consequences
but shields no one from anger