character actors…

 

iphone rings
set
to acknowledge
the callers
level
of
power
on
the
food chain
a
modified version
of
caller id
used
when
one accepts
society’s type-casting
casting
that requires
the
actors
each day
carry out
their
assigned
role
by
following
a well-worn script
of
self-importance
and
always
with
appropriate mannerisms
and
external trappings
suitable
for
any given
occasion
roles
can be held
for
a lifetime
or
until
the figure
in the mirror
reminds them
of
who
they actually are

 

reunion without reconciliation…

 

your words
of
understanding
and
forgiveness
cannot
be heard
for
the distance
between
the two of you
is
greater
than ever before
oh
there was a time
when
perhaps
your words
might have
touched
the heart
but
now
your words
cannot
be
heard
nor
can
the tracing
of
your tears
be
followed
by
those gentle hands
no
your words
cannot be
heard
even tho
you stand
just
above
the grave

 

the casting…

 

designed to destroy
artificial images
poured from hate’s cauldron
made from ignorance and fear
soulless asylum seekers

 

on the occasion of daybreak…

 

before my thoughts
have a chance
to merge
with
daily routines
i ponder
if
i should die
before
you wake
or
you should die
before
i
wake
how might
that day
and
those
days that follow
change
will
life’s beauty
still
be revealed
since
our love
is embedded
in
our hearts
and
tho
we shall be apart
what was
still is
for
we have shared
what others
only
dream of

 

climate change too…

 

if the venom
from
their mouths
sends
spirals
of
hateful spray
into
the face
of
your day
honey
just
live with it
live with it
as
they have lived
with
the degradation
of
just being
born
born
to
live out
that
prayerful motto
there
for
the grace
of
god
go i
they’re
the folks
on
the world’s
lowest
social rungs
called
by
many names
but
each name
is
anchored
in
fear
the fear
that
one day
they’ll
say
no more
and
just
leave
leaving
you
on
the
lowest rung