soylent green and the republican party…

waving me over
from his sidewalk roost
the brown bag prophet
asked
if i had ever seen
the movie
soylent green
i replied
is that the one
where
plankton
and
human corpses
are
processed
into
a mechanical soft diet
for
the citizens
of
an overpopulated
and
polluted world
like ours
that’s
the one
he said
to which
i replied
so why do you ask
well
the prophet
said
don’t you think
that movie
is a perfect
exemplification
of
what the current administration
and
ass-licking lap-dogs
are doing
to the citizens
of
this nation
and
the world
except
the first priority
seems
to be
creating
the corpses
for
processing

from sea to shining sea…

dreams’ ragged edges
two red frayed storm warning flags
fluttering rags in the wind
a nation torn by hatred

 

myanmar like those before…

briefing diplomats
smoke from blood soaked huts rises
sky blackened by death
another ethic cleansing
world of deep darkness and pain

 

diagnosis code r41.84…

now
i’m not saying
there’s
any truth
to this
but
when
i was young
the
old folks
talked about
being
born
with a veil
over
your eyes
meaning
you could
see
spirits
and such
but
i’ve
never
bought into
the
i see dead people
kind
of thought
but
i must admit
i did have
a few
things happen
that
well
rattled
my cage
but
being
an educated fellow
i knew that
any mental door
to
spirits
or
anything else
could be closed
employing
freud
or
some other
psychological guru’s
mumble-jumble
and
i could
become
like
everyone else
in
this nation
denying
the death
and
destruction
before me