selective blindness…

outside post office
holding a sign and a child
no one reads the sign
no one even turns a head
nation refuses to see

 

the blind man’s crime…

 

when death
came
to the old man
he was surprised
to find himself
at
hell’s gate
what have i done
he cried
was it not enough
that
i was sightless
in
a sighted world
ah said satan
you refused
to
listen
and
respond
to the misery
you heard
all around you
instead
you bemoaned
your own lot
on
earth
as i recall
from
my
extensive studies
of
the good
book
that’s
a sin of omission

 

becoming nothing…

 

as a child
he had watched
the story
of pinocchio
and
had giggled
at
the thought
of
one’s nose
growing
with
each lie
told
indeed
he had tested
the
hypotheses
and
found
no evidence
to
support it
so
when
he joined
government
he had no qualms
about
lying
to his constituency
such
betrayal
was part
of
his future plans
for
becoming
one
of
life’s emperors
but
with each lie told
the embodiment
of
the person
the
public
had elected
slowly
became
invisible
like pieces
removed
from
a chess board
his
endgame

 

sing along with your own words…

 

lord knows
i ain’t
heard
this song before
deadly force
justified
for
women
and
children
to
protect
well armed men
from
their terrorist tears
tis
my country
where the hell
is
the liberty
and
the justice
for all
a land
stolen
by immigrants
now
rejects
immigrants
to defend
against
someone
from stealing
jobs
they don’t want
or
need
all encouraged
by
a draft dodger
who feigned
injuries
hell
to the chief
and
i mean
that
literally

 

you make the call…

 

prez wants 5 billion
five seems to be the number
one in five children
go hungry in this nation
children or a border wall

 

and they said the circus was dead…

 

boastful rhetoric
as good as
pt barnum’s
spews forth
from
washington
carnival cadences
attracting
and
distracting
american schmucks
to and from
the
sideshow freaks
freaks
of
every sort
from
congressional leaders
to
supreme court judges
all the while
the ringmaster clown
with
orange hair
and
skin
provides ample
subterfuge
to relieve
the nation
of
its wallet
simple
duplicity
the flag
being waved
with one hand
while
the other
does the deed
necessary
for
personal
and
family gain
oh
inside the big top
there are three rings
of
non stop entertainment
encompassing
the whole
of
government
you’re
free to enter
all
with
the right pass
but
please note
that
some areas
of the circus complex
are
restricted
and
have been marked
with
red lights
to
denote
family
living quarters