cancellation of fireworks…

event canceled

i asked
the brown bag prophet
if it
bothered him
that
the city
had
cancelled
the annual fireworks
he
said
ain’t nothing
to
celebrate
this
fourth of july
won’t even
make
a good wake
for
a dying nation
a nation
with
an ever growing
body bag
count
bagging up
blacks
and
browns
those grown
and
those
who’ll
never
get to grow
shot dead
as they read
what a great nation we are
should have read
we were
and
when we’re done
bagging up
the nra’s
school lunches
we’ll starting
filling up the bags
with
botched abortions
or
young mothers
who died
giving birth
to
a child
demanded by
and
abandoned by
good christians
protecting
a moral code
written
on rice paper
promoted
by
demigods
of
greed
so please
don’t ask me why
i’m
not celebrating
or
upset
about
cancelling
a fantasy freedom event

and the answer’s no…

and the answers no

we are the people
and if you invent new laws
we will not follow
if you reject women’s rights
we will not follow
if gender roles offend you
we will not follow
if decisions are racist 
we will not follow
if you aid and abet crime
we will not follow
if power’s your only goal
we will not follow
if our voices go unheard
we will not follow
what we do follow makes law
we’re the final judges

king george’s court…

king george's court2

there’s some confusion
’bout who when and where we are
this ain’t no england
and we ain’t no one’s subjects
but boston harbor’s still there

the room…

the room

we rent this space
occupying it briefly
but everything
in the room
is ours
from
the furnishings
to
random thoughts
even
the broken dreams
scattered
throughout
the years
are
ours
so it seems strange
that we cannot share
this
small space
with whom
we choose
those
who pretend
to be our landlords
keep insisting
that
their rules
must
be followed
rules
designed
for their pleasure
and
their pleasure
is
power over others
but
we
pay the rent

 

 

pro life law addendum…

pro life law addendum

let it be known
that
states
hereafter
referred to
as
prosecutors
the prosecutor
who imposes
their
moral and religious
values
on another living being
hereafter
referred to
as
plaintiffs
plaintiffs
born
and
unborn
let it be known
that
the prosecutors
herefor
accept
all
responsibilities
for
their decisions
and
accept
the lifetime
financial responsibility
for
said plaintiffs
including
but
not limited to
health and medical expenses
housing
as well as
educational expenditures
both
public and private
further
plaintiffs
must be granted
a stipend
equal to
but
not less than
the average income
of
territorial residents
failure
to provide
these
modest accommodations
would constitute
an infraction
of
the 14th amendment
reinstituting
slavery
to
an already oppressed
class
of
the nation’s population

charenton asylum…

pile up the bodies
on the steps of supreme court
let the stench of death
fill their judicial chambers 
so they may recall mothers
whose blood is now on their hands

 

 

leaked supreme court document…

supreme court document leaked

with abortion done
united states supreme court
is preparing to
end 13th amendment rights
letting states like florida
address their manpower needs

 

 

zero day…

zero day

political hackers
bending laws
exploiting flaws
words twisted 
into new codes
that mold lies and fears
into for-profit-ventures
like televangelists’ sermons
funding carnal pleasures
with nonredeemable promises

 

 

bicameral…

bicameral

deserted chambers
the walls destroyed from within
believe in nothing
for traitors are everywhere
they’ll say some comforting words
while stealing your life’s freedom

 

 

gop welfare state…

gop welfare state2

bunch of senators
drawing down a lot of pay
for doing nothing
ignoring the nation‘s needs
while watching out for themselves
just self-centered freeloaders