in due time…

those eyes
you
will not
stare into
for fear
they’ll see
that
your strength
is nothing
but
weakness
will soon
pierce
your façade
stripping you
naked
for those already
laid bare
will want
the same
for
you

ethic cleansing…

stars
have dimmed
once
vibrant colors
symbolizing
freedom
and
justice
have faded
bleached
by
the glare
of
ignorance
and
complacency
to

corrupt power
turning
this nation
into
a whiter shade
of
pale

 

scotus….

corpse still in its bed
when looters entered chambers
seeking what’s precious
greed’s stench was upon their hands
as they pried off freedom’s ring

 

all the president’s junkyard dogs …

they appear lifelike
but have no humanity
they are just castings
hollow men who resonate
whatever you want to hear

 

mr barr…

(Edited Public Domain by Tia Dufour)

only one person’s
shown criminal sedition
he’s in the white house
so why not do your duty
and lock up the real traitor

 

we the people…

there’s no
i
in
freedom
no single
soul
that
brings
redemption
to
a nation
it is
and
has always been
we
however
subjection
does have
an
i

 

televised crimes against humanity…

steel clad boots
on
city streets
black batons
strike
the faces
of
freedom
faces
shrouded
in
clouds of teargas
and
flash grenades
young warriors
against
trump’s schutzstaffel
mercenaries
masquerading
as
law-abiding agents
of
justice
but
merely
soldiers of fortune
contracted
to
carry out
a fascist
oppression
of
the rights
of
american citizens
all
this
to appease
one
man’s lust
for
power
and
the need
to play
the game
and
to win
the game
at
any cost

 

an honest mistake…

presidential press drone
explains
the fat guy
thought
portland
was
in afghanistan
his mercenaries
were
well trained
for
murder
but not
for
reasonable reactions
to
unarmed citizens
citizens
doing what
our
forefathers
did
when
they were faced
with
the tyranny
of
an imperial regime

 

poll tax…

the grand old party
has found the perfect poll tax
covid-19 threat
if folks can’t mail in their vote
party wins when rights denied

 

minority report…

the brown bag prophet
stopped me
and
asked
do you think
the clan’s
president
has
a visual perceptual problem
to
go along with
his psychological ones
i hesitated
but
replied
i’m
not certain
what you mean
well
the prophet said
do you recall
that
movie
where cops
in the future
are
able to arrest murderers
before
they commit their crimes
i replied
i do remember that movie
but
what’s that got to do with
the president’s
array
of
disorders
the prophet
said
it’s obvious
that
the guy in the white house
thought
that scenario
was
real
but
got the year wrong
instead
2002
he must have seen
2020
why else
would you murder
someone
not only
in another country
but
also
in noncompliance
with
international law
since
the action
had no reason
i had
no
reasonable reply