cost of prosperity…

marble tokens
of
the excluded
sacrificed
for
the
included

 

the perfect video game…

there’s mass destruction
manipulated humans
destitute children
no personal involvement
it’s our governmental games

 

the machine…

no fancy
neural networking
to
adjust
to
environmental factors
nor
predictive subroutines
for
addressing
possible outcomes
of
actions taken
though
its
intelligence
is
artificial
its exterior structure
has
no sensors
so
feedback loops
are deemed
unnecessary
it is
a self perpetuating device
abstracting
resources
either by
the destruction
of
environmental elements
including
animate
and
inanimate objects
or
depleting resources
acquired
by
others
like single cell organisms
its sole
function
is to survive
for
it is
the political machine
of
the republican demigods

 

coronapocalypse…

no face mask
required
presidential funeral wake
for
those citizens
taking part
in
genocide
campaign donations
required
leave your coughs
at
door
and
always drink
with
two hands
stumbling on ramps
shows
your solidarity
with
mindless obedience
to
bathroom scriptures
offering
you
salvation
when
you’re
dead and gone
as
consequence
of
listening
to
fool
on
capital hill

 

article 92…

we the people
of
these united states
do
hereby
charge
donald j trump
under
article 92
of
the uniform code
of
military justice
for
dereliction of duty
and hereby
call for
his immediate arrest
and
confinement
until
such time
as
a trial
can be convened
to delineate
the duration
of
his imprisonment
let the record show
that
innocent non-combatants
and
his own troops
have been killed
as a result
of
his performance
in
the office
of
the president
quote
the raven
never
more

 

capital punhisment…

we sit on death row
just average americans
crime incompetence
not ours but our government’s
yet we must pay for their crimes

 

those above the law…

you’re vinegar drops
on the crucifix of time
our blood warmed your feet
but shed blood turns to lava
and so our fate will be yours

 

complicity to a crime…

what did you expect
you said nothing but waited
as if the silence
might say what you had not said
but only silence was heard

 

this memorial day…

take time
to
look
into
the eyes
of
the dead
see
the person
the
father
mother
grandparent
and
child
who died
for
the political ego
of
a madman
you
needn’t
look
far
the bodies
are
all around you
in
refrigerated trucks
or
lying
in
basement
or
makeshift morgues
but
you may
need
to
pry
the eyes
open

 

rancid human blood…

cold winds
without words
voices
still unheard
old men
without souls
place death
upon your lips
and say
that
you
should drink
do not
think
drink
your chapped lips
rest upon
the rim
a thought
why
do they
not
drink
first
if death
is not
to
be
feared
what are
these shadows
reflected
below
the rim
perhaps
souls
forever lost
in
lies
but
now
the choice
drink
or
think