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

 

baby with the bathwater…

 

there
may be
criminals
indeed
there
may
be
so
we should
reject
everyone
at
our borders
everyone
pregnant women
frightened children
those persecuted
and
facing
certain death
in
their homeland
all
for
your
fears
you are
indeed
a
most
moral soul
and
a true
example
of
the american dream

 

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

 

death finds us all…

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when no one
heeds
or
reads
the bible verses
that shield
the rich
from
the poor
the battle
will
begin
when
forgiveness
is
nothing more
than
empty words
doled out
by
the government
the
battle
will begin
when
lies
replace hope
and
children die
away
from their
parents’ arms
the battle
will
begin
when
the laughter
of
rich
echos
above the funeral
dirge
of
fallen soldiers
whose blood
has filled
their
wine glass
the battle
will begin
but
since
all these things
are
true
then
the battle
has
begun

 

matthew 21:12-13…

 

shall we begin prayers
no cameras aren’t in place yet
shall we begin now
no need to check my profile
now president says yes now

 

could i get something more specific…

 

personally
honey
i
think god
should have
one of those
call waiting services
the kind that
tells you
when
your call
might be answered
you
know
your
position
in the queue
that
lets you
estimate
when
your call
or
prayer
will be answered
only problem
is
that
thing
about
one day
is
to the lord
as
a
thousand years
one
can only
guess

what the timeframe
would be
when
they say
your call will be answered
in
the order received
you are currently
13th
in line
wait time
is currently
ten minutes

 

fuji…

 

when life
folds
into the corners
of
yesterday
the
lungs
fill
with
stale air
each
breath taken
is
an old memory
memories
relived
but
dead
they’re
occupants
of
the dark universe
luminous
matter
from
a star
that
no longer exist
yet we
conjure it up
as
we stare
at
life’s
ouija board
hoping
for
enlightenment
from
a voice
that
cannot
be heard
nor
comprehend
since
the language
of
death
has not been
decoded