presidential shared guilt absurdity…

we’ve heard this before
like victims of rape are blamed
for being women

national derailments…

aunt bea
was preparing dinner
when
i stopped by
this evening
she was listening
to
a npr program
about
washington
i told her
i personally
had been
having
difficulty
listening to anything
regarding
the new
washington
blowhard
and
got a rather
sick feeling
even when
his name
was mentioned
i said
to aunt bea
how can you listen to that stuff
she smiled
and
said
there’s an old
trinidadian
saying
the whistle don’t pull the train

dogs under the table…

what shall man place
upon god’s table
for the feast
of
salvation
what morsel
will man offer
that
is
uniquely his
other than
the dried bones
of
sons and daughters
sacrified
in wars
for
man’s pursuit
of
wealth
and
fame

up in the air…

how many
prophets
preach
this way
to
heaven
how many
candles
must
be lit
to
find peace
how many
silent
tears
are shed
while
alone
how many
voices
fill
night air
with
prayers
how many
cold nights
can
one heart
beat
alone
how many
prayers
are
raisins
in
the sun

is you stupid or what…

the brown bag prophet
said
that
he was
having
difficulty
understanding
how
people
could continue
to suggest
that
we
the public
should give
the new president
time
to learn
his job
he said
recall
that
we refer
to this nation
as
the ship of state
so
would you
get on
an ultramodern ship
or
a stealth fighter
with
someone
who’s never
captained
anything
but
a dilapidated
bankrupt
rowboat
or
world war I
hand cranked
russian
biplane
especially
when
it’s
already
begun to
spiral
out of control
into
the mouth
of
an active
worldwide volcano