autumn patriots…

roadside
improvised
explosive
political devices
nothing more
than
home-made mercenaries
pretending

to
believe
in freedom
but
failing to understands
its
most basic principles
shedding
their white sheets
in order
to
change
their attire
into
that
of
those
they disgrace
true patriots
who died
for
freedom
those
the president
called
suckers
and
fools
whose
sacred ground
of
liberty
swine
now stand on
holding
weapons of war
like
ss goon squads
set on
purifying
the nation
a nation
to
which
they
have no true
alliance
rather

an alliance
to
ignorance
and
hate

 

 

not that it’s my business…

tell me
mister christian
if
it were your
wife
daughter
or
child
groped
and
raped
by
the president
would
you
be
as forgiving
as
you’ve
been
so far
freely
supporting
the evil
that’s been
done
to others

 

capital investment …

returning
from
the market
during
my weekly
outing from quarantine
i
saw the brown bag prophet
with
a sign
that read
they kept their promise
mask on
i rolled down my window
and
inquired
what the sign was about
well
the prophet
said
with a voice
muffled somewhat
by
his cloth mask
those businessmen
who’ve taken over
the government
have done
what they promised
turned the government
into
a business
and
like most businesses 
the
folks at the top
in
the administration
get
all
the profits
while
folks
at
the
bottom
and
in the middle
do
all the work
and are rewarded
with
just enough
to
almost survive
while
watching
their
government aided programs
be cut
in order
to
increase profits
profits
that
have
bankrupted
the
nation
but
those
conflict of interest business folks
kept their
promise

 

garland of freshly cut tears…

placed upon the street
love’s silent testimony
dried salty white wreath
left by a grieving mother
oblation to freedom’s god

 

vigilantes…

put him in blackface
then listen to his venom
now what do you think
should those who match his color
follow what he recommends

 

as death approaches…

having difficulty recalling
the names
of
friends
unable to
discern critical issues
that
must be addressed
for
personal welfare
leaves mail
unattended
hoping
payment
can be avoided
blurred vision
unable
to
see clearly
what’s all around
increased confusion
and
reduced concentration
so
unable to do everyday tasks
continually talks
about
the past
but
cannot recall
the real events
fantasizes
leaving out
what was
wrong
keeps saying
wants things to be
like
that fantasized world
but
the world cannot
return to
what
never was
so
making
a dying
nation
great again
is not
possible

 

 

societal prophecy…

arbitrary moments
of
death
arrhythmic heartbeats
of
hope
loss consciousness
of
tomorrow
with
staggering steps
throughout
today
chapped lips
and
tongue dried
unable
to
speak
or
pray
like a child
stares
from beneath
the covers
of
night’s fears
expecting
either
saints
or
demons
but
finds
only
what was there
in
the beginning
apparitions
of
lies
told

 

story of brutality…

To A Friend Having Gain Insanity

the sight
of
blood
flowing
on
the streets
may
engender
no
feelings
from you
since
it’s
not
your blood
but
rest assured
these
troubled times
may
soon
see
your blood
mingled with
black blood
and
your flesh
detoured by
wall street vultures
or

cannibalized
by
good
christian folks
who
have
a history
of
offering
their
god
to
slaves
immigrants
and
native americans
along
with
blankets and linens
contaminated
with
smallpox
it would seem
things
have not changed
but now
it’s
an offering
of
covid-19
from
the
white house

 

dumb as he looks…

folks are
always
saying
don’t judge a book
by
its cover
but
child
that man’s
moronic
words and deeds
are
clearly reflected
in
his face
those eyes
surely shielded from
a tanning lamp
looks like
that of
some devilish
thief
raccoon
foraging for
the
last bit
of garbage
in
the bin
and that skin
and hair
lord
looks like
some kind
of
new orange disease
that
should be
treated
aspa
god forbid
you think
i’m
telling stories
out of school
i’m
merely
repeating
what’s
heard on the street

 

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