disquieted and distressed…

disquieted and distressed

honey
if
you want
to
get it right
in
the night
don’t go talking
’bout
what’s wrong 
in
the world
or
whose done
you wrong
at
some point
in
your life
or
who
you’re
gonna worry
’bout next
just
empty
that worry bin
and
see
and
touch
your lover

 

 

an uninvited guest…

new year's blues

a restless night
roused
several times
by
the tapping
of
the bedposts
against
the wall
and
though
young
he understood
these things
so wanting
some sleep
he silently
crept into
their room
and
managed
to scale
the bed
and
squeeze
between
the two of them
falling soundly
to sleep
a bold action
no doubt
with
the potential
of
punishment
but
what’s a puppy
to do

peeing on a myth…

peeing on a myth2

being
the last one
to
leave the service
a service
and
sermon
that seemed
like
the never ending story
to
even
the adults
in
the congregation
the pastor
decided
to finish off
the wine
for as
most folks know
opened wine
just doesn’t
last
until
the next
sunday sermon
so
it seemed
quite
reasonable
not
to let
good wine
go
to
waste
unfortunately
the drive
home
from the country
church
was
quite slow
due to
the bad roads
full
of potholes
and
as you all know
potholes
and
full kidneys
do not
go well together
so
the good pastor
made
the proverbial
pitstop
assuming
the secluded spot
surrounded
by trees
and
such
would provide
appropriate
cover
alas
as he was
feeling
the full blessings
of
redemption
he was
startled
by
a somewhat
angry voice
asking
why
he
was reliving
himself
on the grave
of
a great
texas governor

divine intervention…

divine intervention

those of you
expecting
god
to intervene
on
your behalf
during
a personal crisis
or
protect you
from
harm’s way
such as
floods
poverty
or
viruses
please note
that
your prayers
have been
duly
noted
registered
and
certified
as
sincere
however
please recall
that
there is
a restraining order
in place
so
we’ll
not be able
to
perform
the
requested
actions
on earth
until
judgment day
thanks
for
your patience

 

 

hang around this shanty…

hang around this shanty

not that
i
have a choice
but
i’ve decided
to
hang around
this
warming planet
for
a few more years
god willing
as
they say
to
whom
or
whatever
controls
the duration
of
our
participation
in
futility
there are
certainly
numerous
candidates
who have
self-appointed
representatives
ready
and
willing
to
accept
donations
in
their name
for
extending
our
planetary terms
all
of them
are
well dressed
with
email accounts
as well as
swiss
bank accounts
in
any case
i’ve
just opened
a
new bottle
of
wine
while
listening
to
jonathan edwards
so shall now
attempt
to
do
a little meditating
cheers

gop superlatives…

gop_superlatives

neon flashing lights
untamed uttered words
issued without reservation
for all occasions
great and small

room with a view…

a room with a view

never
having been
in
the pulpit
sister jones’
first
venture
into
the male
dominated realm
for
a scripture reading
was
somewhat
eye
opening
staring down
at
all those
finely
dressed ladies
in 
the front row
was
quite revealing
why
some deacons
stuttered
when
reading