made-ahead meals…

made-ahead meals

child
seems like
every channel
i
turn to
has one of those
cooking competitions
do you remember
when your mom
bought
that
turquoise
easy-bake oven
for
christmas
and
we made
stuff
the dog
wouldn’t even eat
well sugar
they even got
a show
with
an easy-bake oven
for
adults
adults who are
either
trying to win
some
cash
or
just some
time away
from
their children
in any case
there’s always
some panel
of
judges
who dish out
verdicts
in the same manner
as
the justice system
so
what you bake
or
cook
is still evaluated
by
the way you look
so
honey
it ain’t
no competition
just
confirmation

some nasty scars…

malpractice

beneath the layers
of red white and blue fabric
are some serious wounds
that have not completely healed
and though they are kept concealed
they’re ever-present
oozing an infectious hate
into the bloodstream
of even those not yet born
part of their inheritance
an inheritance
of denied national crimes
covered over with
the fabric of myths and lies
revisions to history
protection rewrites
turning criminals into
national martyrs
while the true martyrs that died
are ignored cuz it’s bad press
the founding fathers
started this whole mess so it’s
not too surprising
scars are deeply embedded
into the nation’s body
what’s most upsetting
is it appears that gangrene’s
in the nation’s mind
those once thought to be insane
now are heralded as leaders
surely this maddness
is a harbinger of death
the death of freedom
and of all our aspirations
for a true democracy

 

 

expanding your repertoire…

expanding your repertoire

must be something wrong
since you’ve got only one song
i’m taken the fifth
is the song you keep singing
might want to learn jailhouse rock

 

 

guess it doesn’t matter anymore…

guess it doesn't matter anymore...

once baptized
with time
all
previous crimes
are to be forgotten
offenses of morality
are
washed away
and
we are encouraged
to
forgive
forgiveness
society’s masquerade
the transubstantiation
of
immoral acts
into
the divine law
of
man
so
unjust deaths
from
prejudice
religious intolerance
and
corporate profit taking
are to be seen
as
purified
by
the passage of time
politicos say
we must
forget
transgressions
in order
to move forward
but
forgiveness
is impossible
when
standing
among
the graves
of those
who died
for
the illusion
of
justice

and you were expecting what…

and you expected what...

from its inception
the law
has been
unequal
for those
under
it
its function
has been
and
continues
to be
to
maintain
servitude
and
the clear
separation
of
the haves
from
the have nots
a systematic method
of
oppression
that gives
the illusion
of
freedom
and
the fasle expectation
of
impartial justice
bolstered
by
the bedtime stories
from
history
about
heroic acts
that
never occurred
or
occurred
in
a less than
courageous
manner

 

 

no reconciliation…

no reconciliation

it’s only the fool
who feeds a venomous  snake
from his open palm
hoping that the snake will see
harmony is all he seeks

response to ransom note…

ransom note2

if one breaks the law
the law must be enforced
if not there’s no law
we cannot let mobs rule us
for then democracy dies

 

 

predawn meditation #2…

predawn meditation_1

with their
legal immunity
those sworn
to
uphold the law
have in truth
become
the law
capable of becoming
the judge
jury
as well as
the executioner
as long as
they
facilitate societal aims
those objectives
of
maintaining the oppressed
in
their
proper place