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

basic neurology 101…

as i left
my office
the brown bag prophet
stopped me
and
said
it appears
the new hud secretary
has damage
to his
dorsolateral prefrontal lobe
cuz
the man
just referred
to slaves
as
immigrants
now
with
such logic
and
i
use that term
loosely
slave ships
were
merely
one star cruise liners
with
a bad chef
flogging
was
just
an
overzealous
tickle
branding the flesh
of
another human being
was
a sign
of
sincere
committment
to
the relationship
and
lynchings
were
an unappreciated
path
to heaven’s golden gates
where life
would be wonderful
hell
this man
is
a saint
well
you’ll
have to use
his logic
to understand
what
i
really mean

that takes a lot of balls…

that-takes-a-lot-of-balls

the brown bag prophet
was holding
a handwritten sign
that read
support the travel ban
and
balance the budget
since
i failed to see
the relationship
i inquired
yet
once again
as to
his
signage rationale
he said
look
every time
their
chosen leader
goes to
his
resort
in florida
it costs american taxpayers
around
3 million dollars
or
more
we
have to pay for
his
security and staffing
not sure
what his staff
does
other than
serve as his golf partners
but
anyway
given his three weekenders
already
this month
hard-working americans
have spent
roughly
$10 million
for those hardly-working
junketeers
if
congress enacted
a travel ban
we could put
one hell of a dent
in the deficit
by
year’s end
and
for those
1 in 7
hard-working adults
children
and
seniors
who can’t afford
golf shoes
we could provide
10 meals
for
every dollar saved
truly
making america
great again
by
dealing with
hunger
here

national wear a keffiyeh day…

freedom fighter

the brown bag prophet
stopped me
and asked
where’s
your
keffiyeh
taken aback
i said
well
i don’t
have one
he said
why not
well
why would i
was
my reply
he said
today’s
national keffyeh day
and
everyone
who gives
a damn
about freedom
is supposed
to
wear one
well
or
a sombrero
or
any
outward symbol
of
resistance
to the racist policies
of
the new
social bullies
in
washington
it’s
a more
polite way
of
raising
your
middle
finger

as we join the third world…

as-we-join-the-third-world

as
i headed home
from work
the brown bag prophet
was sitting
under
a bus stop awning
during
a brief
rain shower
he stopped me
to show
a card
he’d received
he
said
now
this
is
a first
i just
got
a sympathy card
from
a street urchin
in
bangladesh
seems
he
heard
about
our
new president

portfolio management…

barnum and bailey wars

the brown bag prophet
said
i understand
the world’s oldest circus
is closing
i replied
yes
financial difficulties
i
believe
oh
the prophet
said
but
i have it
from
an
alternative
fact source
that
clairvoyant carnival clowns
advised
the owners
to close
since
they
would not
be able
to compete
with
the circus
in washington
as
the king
of
clowns
has
taken up
residence there

did you mean…

Women's March Oakland CA

Women’s March Oakland CA

standing along
the route
that protesters
were taking
to
washington
i saw
the brown bag prophet
who said
i see
tump’s
the new president
i said
i don’t believe
that’s
the correct
pronunciation
of
his name
the prophet
said
do you
know
the definition
of
tump
that
small mound
or
hum
mock
or
if you prefer
the urban
definition
of
a tipped container
spilling
its
contents
cuz
if you did
you’d know
i said
the name
correctly