final election results…

fangs dripping with blood
victims prostrate at his feet
still this nation bleeds
state rights are to be ignored
hoping for dictatorship

 

the oppressed…

you can’t hear my thoughts
though they are quite deafening
nor chose to see me
but there’s centuries of wrath
staring at your eyes beware

 

vigilantes…

put him in blackface
then listen to his venom
now what do you think
should those who match his color
follow what he recommends

 

those above the law…

you’re vinegar drops
on the crucifix of time
our blood warmed your feet
but shed blood turns to lava
and so our fate will be yours

 

tomb raiders…

like locusts
that
devour every living thing
grave robbers
have set upon
the land
they’ve come
in waves
the first
were
those
just seeking
the finest treasures
all the while
spray painting graffitii
to cover up
all the sacred symbols
the second wave
was comprised
of
magistrates
ministers of the law
seeking
personal glorification
by
possessing
those things that would
extend their power
in the eyes
of
others
the last wave
were common men
tearing
through the tomb
seeking
scraps
whatever
tossed aside
by
those
whose actions
had taken
justice
and
freedom
from
the nation

 

when in doubt sanctions and threats…

thinking the world’s black
trump continues to use force
against anyone
who doesn’t bend to his will
a coward hiding ‘neath flag

 

you’d better show the proper respect or else…

the brown bag prophet
who’s been
shelved in place
at
a local hotel
in light
of
covid-19
posted
the following note
on
a bulletin board
according to the president
we
must
be thankful
for
receiving a small portion
of
our tax dollars back
especially
given the cost
of
his
green fees
security detail
needed
to
protect him
during
all those rounds
of golf
at
his
resort complex
oh
and don’t
forget
the cart fees
so
we’re
commanded
to feel
blessed
that
we get
anything back

 

living on white island…

last few years
have been difficult
a number of minor eruptions
and
a couple of major ones
air has been toxic
and
steam seems
to
always fill the air
making it difficult
to breathe
though
denied
climate change
and
our own lack of stewardship
have
resulted in the loss
of
life
not as many critters
as
there used to be
and
human loss
has been
ever
increasing
it’s like we’re
continuously engaged
in
wars
war with other nations
war with the poor
war with the homeless
war with children
and
war with ourselves
a nation
of
immigrants
this place
called
america