under garish glow of tweets on the screen…

the brown bag prophet
said
seems to me
that
the moral majority
has been
replaced
by
the core
of
corruption
who’ve
lifted
deception
as
the golden calf
to be
worshipped
by
a nation
of
shylocks
who seem
to
totally relish
dancing on
the
shattered constitution
with
congressional prostitutes
dressed
in
publicly funded
flowing robes
robes
of
red
white
and
blue
but mostly
white
and
as for
the original
ten commandants
that
are
the foundation
of
major religions
well
those
by
presidential decree
and
his personal validation
have been
reduced to powder
under
the grindstone
of
greed
oh
how we need
another
miracle
from god
something other
than
a burning bush

whose god…

Art by Ever Fonseca Cerviño

generally
the brown bag prophet
avoids
arguments
with
religious disciples
stating
that
beliefs cannot be verified
otherwise
they’d be
facts
and
given beliefs
require
personal acceptance
arguments
over beliefs
constitute
shadow boxing
but
yesterday
the prophet
was cornered
by a zealot
promoting
byzantine abortion laws
who spewed
religious text
that demonized
a woman’s right
to have possession
of her own body
saying
his scriptures
were provided
via
divine inspiration
from
god
when finally
given an opportunity
to speak
the brown bag prophet
said
i’ve read
there are
320 million gods
in the world
does your position
represent
a majority vote
or
someone
just
on
some bad drugs

just the thought…

the brown bag prophet
was sitting
at
a park bench
staring out
at
the ocean
with
his feet
held up
from
the ground
practicing a new yoga position
i posited
he said
no
just saw some
red ants
as i
was
walking here
and
then got
that
feeling
maybe
there’s some ants
just
below my feet
getting ready
to
crawl
all over me
that
same feeling
one gets
when viewing
today’s political scene
ants crawling
all
over you
invading
that little
space of sanity
that
you still
have left
so
like
so many
in this nation
i’ve gone
into
a fetal position
reminding myself
of
the germinal values
of
this now
dying
nation

america first….

the brown bag prophet
stopped
me
and said
did you ever
see
disney’s
the grasshopper
and
the ants
the one
where
the grasshopper
says
the world owes us a living
cuz
it reminds me
of
current
commitments
to
the world
and
our nation’s
people
government
wants to play
and
dance
to their own music
being
more locusts
than
anything else
but
winter’s
going to come
and
i fear
we’ll
not
be prepared

goat glands and political paints…

the brown bag prophet
said
we need some
pest control
seems to me
the president’s
midnight
tweets
are nothing more
than
splashing brightly colored paints
on the national house
to distract
the media
and
us
from the fact
that
political termites
are eating away
at
our democracy
most of what’s said
is
nothing more
than
the old classic cons
which
people
continue to
fall for
by the way
you wouldn’t possibly
need
a bridge
would you

america singing an old tune…

the brown bag prophet
said
when i was young
it was
illegal
for a black
to marry
someone white
though
some brave souls
did
and
were punished
in ways
most cannot understand
but then
the laws changed
and
blacks
could marry
anyone
but
they paid
in ways
most cannot understand
now days
it’s politically incorrect
to mention race
or
gender preferences
unless
you’re one of
the president’s men
who clearly
state
you’ll pay
in ways
most
cannot understand

war-like and mean species…

the brown bag prophet
said
civilization
is a sham
we are no more
enlightened
now
than
when
the alps iceman
was
murdered
probably
part of some
early large arena
sporting event
as there
were
no christians
to feed
to lions
at that time
nor
gladiators
to
simulate
war games
for the entertainment
of the drunken masses
now
we have proxy wars
and
contact sports
where
we want
no one
to get killed
just
mangled
if they’re
not on our team
it’s
so easy
to ignore
the atrocities
of war
as long as
the public
is kept
entertained
but
we are reminded
the telecast
is
copyrighted
by
some corporate entity
for
the private use
of
their audience
and
any other use
of
the telecast
or
any pictures
descriptions
or
accounts
of the mayhem
without
corporate consent
is
prohibited
now can’t you
just see
some roman orator
walking out
into the center
of the colosseum
making
that
announcement