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

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

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).

insurrection…

when what defines life
has been removed by men’s greed
then death holds no fear
since the fear of death is gone
the tyrannized revolt armed

​ya dead…

let me
‘splain something
to you
the folks
sitting at your table
eating
your fruit
don’t know
your name
and
ain’t got a clue
why
you’d be upset
’bout
their feet
on
your furniture
all
they care about
is
them
but
don’t fret
i understand
heaven’s made
special arrangements
for you
to say
to
them
ya dead

​hyena…

crouching
low
to the earth
embracing
the devil’s hearthstone
the beast
sought
its prey
as
black smoke
spiraled
like
a snake
towards
where
angels
are said
to reside
no doubt
a gated community
shrouded
in biblical history
a history
that
lets
a sniper’s bullet
steal
a child’s life

backsliding…

fallen once again
flesh now exposed to the world
burning sensations
faith’s skin torn from soul’s bare bones
ripped away by what men do