servitude…

the brown bag prophet
stopped me
and
asked
where’d
you go
to
high school
i
said
a small town
in
ohio
he laughed
so
i suppose
you never heard
of
martina arroyo
who
the opera singer
world-famous
got
her own
foundation
and
such
to help
others
in the arts
his look
turned serious
as
he said
some chains
are
invisible
the
hiding
of
information
that
provides
the soul
with
pride
is
a starvation
that
forms links
of
bondage
stronger
than
steel
he handed me
a black history calendar
and
walked away

invasion of the body snatchers…

the brown bag prophet
was standing
outside
the public library
wearing
one of those
radiation-monitoring-badges
on
his lapel
of course
i knew
it was
a trap
but
i still
fell
for the bait
and
inquired
why
the prophet
said
well
every time
i watch the news
i
feel like
i’m watching
a film clip
from
the invasion of the body snatchers
russia and china
are
offering
to be
stewards of the environment
while
the guy
in the white house
spends more time
tweeting
than
thinking
the french
are offering
asylum
to our brightest scientists
at the same time
that
what’s his name
is cutting
the very budgets
that made us
a leader
in scientific endeavors
endeavors
that offer the hope
of
innovative jobs
for
americans
in the future
and
the list
of
national body swapping events
seems
to be growing
daily
and
people
seem
to be
ignoring it
the only plausible
explanation
is
an invasion
of
body snatchers
and
from
what i’ve seen
ignorance
has
the characteristics
of
radiation poisoning

 

united sleepy hollows…

having seen
washington’s
headless horseman
the blind bag prophet
said to me
i ain’t saying
griffin’s photo
wasn’t in bad taste
hell
i didn’t like
the monkey version
of
obama
nor
the one with
hillary
bursting
from his chest
so
anytime
one stoops
to the level
of those
talked about
one becomes
the monster
but
the fact is
political cartoons
are generally
tasteless
and
in the case
of the headless wonder
i think it was
symbolic
of
what ‘s happening
to others
in this country
and
world
as a result
of
self-centered behaviors
with
an attitude
of
let them eat cake
lots
of families
gonna die
cuz
of current policies
we
won’t see
their bloodied heads
but
they’ll
truly
be dead

drumpf ss…

for
the first time
in years
i
stopped
the brown bag prophet
to complain
about
what washington
has been doing
to
dismantle
the little progress
we’ve made
in the last
150
or so
years
the prophet
said
careful
what you say
son
didn’t you hear
about
that muslim judge
in
new york
folks
gonna be
disappearing
during this administration
won’t be
no
press coverage
as
most
will be listed
as
accidents
so just
some damn
byline
or
obit
on the page
opposite
ads
for
dog walking services
just like
the old south
folks
disappeared
and
no one
dared
to
ask
where
we all knew
why

ain’t no wonder…

the brown bag prophet
said
a jury
can watch
a
police video
of
a rogue cop
shooting
an unarmed black man
point
blank
and
the jury
will
argue
for days
about
the validity
of
the evidence
and
then
end up with
a
hung
jury
it’s
no wonder
the current
white house
feels
it can do anything
it wants
and
still maintain
popular support
even
if it kills
a bunch
of
them
point-blank

deadly fungal infections….

CDC/GOV IMAGE

as i was passing
the newsstand
on my way
to work
the brown bag prophet
was reading
a discarded
morning paper
he
said
the cdc
has just notified
the public
that
a deadly fungus
has been
infecting people
mostly
the sickest
of
the sick
it’s resistant
to
all classes
of
antifungal drugs
he said
it’s rather like
the infectious
hate and fear
coming
from
washington dc
it’s
resistant to
all
forms of reason
spreading among
the sickest
in this nation
and
is truly
deadly