the keys to oppression…

taught
white religion
not
religion
taught
white history
not
history
taught
white pride
not
pride
taught
white life
not
life

go tell lois lane…

go tell louise lane-gigapixel-standard-width-3000px

folks watching
the screen
with
talking heads
that
mouth
the right words
of
erida
the ones
fools
want
to hear
believe
they’re superheroes
but
they don’t
don
a magical cape
or
have
superpowers
no
they shield
themselves
in
body armor
and
grab
assault weapons
then
slither out
to
slaughter
unarmed
women and children
an act
of
bravery
like
no other
of course
the real
heroes
are
those hiding
behind the screen
whose
vomit of words
is readily
consumed

just some old news…

just some old news

breaking news
cold
blooded murder
under
confusion’s cover
government sanctioned
hate crime
just
another
reporter’s assassination
to
be
added to
the
weekly homicide
statistics
these data
will be collated
and
used to prepare
a monthly report
names
family affiliations
and
life history
of
victims
will be stripped away
for
the sake
of
economy
final results
will be
used
for
an annual report
initial analysis suggests
that
each death
has eroded
freedom
and
democracy
bringing
each
to the brink
of
extinction
when
the final report
is approved
by
committee
a summary
will be printed
and
distributed
to
concerned parties
or
converted to
a digital format
breaking news
citizens
are outraged
with
increases
in
the cost
of
living

behind life’s walls…

could see the wall’s slats
where plaster had fallen off
and could hear strange sounds
could also feel the cold air
warning me to stay covered
to remain in this old place
not to tempt the fates
accept the dead bird in hand
like some before me
languishing in lifeless rooms
accepting death before death
mindless survival routines
sanctioned by the church
and other corporations
for the good of all
according to marketing
but what was outside the walls
now here’s the surprising part
outside the first walls
is another set of walls
actually a maze
so once you feel you are free
you find that you’re still walled in
at least with a better view

 

 

societal priorities…

societial priorities

it went unnoticed
but
a sparrow
died
today
didn’t make the news
like
the deaths
of
some children
children worldwide
of
color 
isn’t it strange
how valueless
some
lives
are
made

 

 

how big is an iota…

how big is an iota

honey
mrs jones
is
so full of grace
she
can’t say
a harsh word
about
anyone
well
mr jones
is somewhat
of
an exception
but
that’s
just because
she loves him so much
that said
even those
lying ass racist politicians
in
washington
don’t
get
a reverse blessing
from
her
she just says
they must have
some
good in them
lord
there are times
when
i just want to shake
some sense
into
that woman
and
say
there ain’t no way
those
spawns of satan
have
one iota
of
goodness in them
and
don’t start up on me
with that
god’s gonna punish
the wicked stuff
cause
i don’t see
any reason why
the divine
is punishing
the rest of us
while
those fools
are above ground

change what needs to be changed…

change what needs to be changed

a simple question
given all the wars on earth
how do we decide
whose freedom we should defend
sovereignty of a nation
or financial benefit
does the formula
include variables of race
or religious creed
are atrocities factors
number of unborn children
murdered in their mother’s womb
whatever is used
seems rather ineffective
given all the deaths
or perhaps no one’s listening
unable to hear beneath
the rubble of self-interest

like sucking on cactus…

like sucking on cactus

to vote in texas
you must join the gop
otherwise your vote
won’t be counted but destroyed
like those mexican land deeds
by the state’s founding fathers