the poet…

 

walks
just outside
the
circle
of
acceptance
a daily exercise
of
self-awareness
rather
than
some
political statement
of
indifference
to
the routine rhetoric
of
elected demigods
demigods
whose
heart-felt solution
to
problems
generally
involves
an
assassination
a
historical pattern
that
is practiced
by
today’s
world leaders
regardless
of
religion
or
race
or
one’s
previous
level of persecution
from
others
it’s just
the thing to do
when
people fail
to
to comply
of course
one
should not presume
that
justice
will
in any way
be
served
for
justice
is
apparently
negotiable

 

since denied a vote…

 

i pray
the lord
his soul
to take
and
whatever
you do
don’t let
that
sucker
wake
i don’t mean
to
be
crude
but
that damn fool
is
cruel and rude
and
must be shown
that
god
ain’t one
of
his
political clones
so
i’ve lit
a couple
of
black candles
had
cheap whiskey
blown
in my face
just
to have him
put
in his place
and
if this shit
works
i’m doing it again
next
election day

 

the eyes have it…

 

reflections seen in the mirror are said to be realistic
images that represent the true status of the viewer
but the mirror often lies or is misread for purpose