new market opportunity…

hovering
over
a hand painted sign
hawking
hostile oceanic items
hand whip stingray tails
guaranteed
to
vanquish
blood sucking vampires
thus
freeing
the land
from
such beastly pestilence
stood
the brown bag prophet
when
i
questioned
the
marketability
and
need
for
such items
the prophet
replied
that
the whips
were well received
in
the philippines
and
have had a strong demand
in
washington
these days
since
the price
was right
i
got one
and
several
premixed
spice packets

 

oh have it your way but…

he always
took
the lion’s share
tho
most of us
know
that
the lioness
is the true hunter
but
that is
just an aside
he also
insisted
that
he be given
the largest glass
filled to the brim
with
wine or ale
and
she
would
always comply
but
one day
in passing
she said
smiling
have you considered
that
the largest glass
also
can contain
the largest
amount
of
poison

 

selective blindness…

outside post office
holding a sign and a child
no one reads the sign
no one even turns a head
nation refuses to see