deconstructing freedom…

the old barn’ s been
weathered
by
many a storm
quite a few
of
its boards
have been
torn away
and
tossed
by time’s wind
into the sea
others
have been pillaged
for
personal gain
sold
on the open market
at
rock bottom prices
but
stolen goods
can be
dispensed
cheaply
since
there’s
no real overhead
well
not
for
the social merchants
of
sovereignty
but
those housed
in the barn
pay
the highest price
for
the loss

i got this bad taste in my mouth…

sirens'song

the brown bag prophet
said
don’t you find
it interesting
that
the slave master mentality
is
alive
and
well
in the current
political campaign
anyone
of
color
or
gender
differences
from
the presumed
front-runner
is
the cause
of
what’s wrong
with this great nation
not
its sordid history
of
brutality
and
hate
no
it’s their fault
yep
those damn
sharecroppers of society
that
have provided
all the resources
that pay
for the politicos’
ignorant behaviors
makes
you feel
like
upchucking
all those lessons
of
personal freedoms
guaranteed
by
the constitution

autopsy…

examination
of the tissue sample
revealed
specialized groups
perhaps
best considered
independent
functional work groups
although part
of the larger body’s
governing system
their purpose
seemed
idiosyncratic
and
carcinogenic
in nature
there was
no communication
between the bipolar cells
that comprised the culture
further examination
yielded startling results
that the body
had only lived
a short while
before the disease
which had been in
remission
systematically
spread throughout
every fiber
replacing
the original
code
with a nonfunctional
replica
that
the body
was unable
to identify
as harmful
thus
democracy
died