reciprocity…

the lives
of
those
who defined
who we are
have
washed away
like
sand
as
we stood
on life’s beach
admiring
the view
and
enjoying
its offerings
but
just lately
you may
have begun
to feel
the cold surf
beneath
your feet
as
someone
further
on shore
admires
the view

 

non sequitur…

 

sorry
to
disturb your ranting
about
what i
wasn’t
paying attention to
but
i did want
to
slip in
that
your replacement
at
life’s table
is
alive
and
well
and well
honestly
ready to take
your
place
but
do
carry on
just
don’t
believe
that
you
will

 

president’s compromise…

 

a new flood
of
hatred
hatred
that has washed
over
our nation
and
our world
it
has left
in its wake
an unrecognizable
wasteland
where
the bloated corpse
of
the great experiment
in
freedom
has been dashed
against
the rocks
of
ignorance
pushed there
by
a current
of
data points
from
political
consulting firms

 

becoming nothing…

 

as a child
he had watched
the story
of pinocchio
and
had giggled
at
the thought
of
one’s nose
growing
with
each lie
told
indeed
he had tested
the
hypotheses
and
found
no evidence
to
support it
so
when
he joined
government
he had no qualms
about
lying
to his constituency
such
betrayal
was part
of
his future plans
for
becoming
one
of
life’s emperors
but
with each lie told
the embodiment
of
the person
the
public
had elected
slowly
became
invisible
like pieces
removed
from
a chess board
his
endgame