date with a north korean…

a desperate old man
seeking a young woman’s love
when rejected said
she’d not met expectations
rejection leads to strange lies

more than 1 a week school shootings…

just below
the dark circles
of
our eyes
lies
the reason
for
hopes demise
another
child
lies dead
and
you
continue
to deny
your part
in
this crime
as well
as those
that have
proceeded
this murder
you
continue
like
some rabid dog
to foam
at the mouth
with
formulaic
justifications
so
the slaughters
unabated
move
from
state to state
while
you
promise
to do
everything
within your powers
to
remedy
the problem
except
to deal
with
the real
issues
but
you offer
your
sincerest
condolences
along
with
your prayers
to
a god
you do not
even
believe in

o jerusalem…

unlike in the bible
the child has been sliced in half
now death ‘s greed’s reward

israeli enigma…

hate was replanted
carefully bred for today
given some new names
but its roots were from old vines
thus makes death’s bitter red wine

sustaining order…

there are
no prophets
outside my door
nor
wise men
expounding great truths
just
a pack
of
fools
drooling words
like
some poisonous dragon
waiting
to devour
helpless prey
prey
stunned
by
their noxious existence
in a world
once
claimed
to be
full of promise
but
the promise
was
just
snake oil
sweet to the taste
but
unable
to heal
a damn thing
but
people
still queue up
to buy
other’s packaged dreams
many
on
bended knees
others
waving flags
or
hand printed posters
designating
their
personal
causes
usually written
with
eye-catching clauses
conveying
preprogrammed beliefs
that
they never
understood
they
merely
accepted
so
now they walk
single file
into
the abyss

by definition…

the brown bag prophet
sitting near
an outdoor tavern
listening
to
international news
about
the fifty-two
unarmed
palestinians
murdered
today
said
according
to
the us code
of
federal regulations
israel
has become
a
terrorist state
of course
considering
our nation’s treatment
of
segments
of
our own society
those folks
who
promote
gun control
civil rights
and
just plain old
human rights
guess
we’re now
a terrorist
state too

 

The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives” (28 C.F.R. Section 0.85).

burial with sea…

knee-deep in water
their ancestral mother’s grave
buried once again
by humankind’s ignorance
and denial of earth’s changes