guising…

running door to door
like a swarm of angry bees
ignoring danger
children dash to collect treats
like a self-centered nation

the parallel story…

Public Domain Image: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld: Fleeing Sodom and Gomorrah

nation like lot’s wife
looks back instead of ahead
with the same results

 

god forbid…

let me get this straight
pardon convicted sheriff
deny a visa
to cancer victim’s sister
for fear she might stay

 

the body…

soiled blackened flesh
sunken eyes emptied of hope
blood covered clothing
death’s rancid breath abided
as a nation lies in state

national leadership…

diagnoses
stage four lying
recovery
of the truth
would be
more
than
a miracle
substantiated appearances
of the messiah
are far
more
common

​ dining out in america now…

fried rabbit
and
possum stew
is all
the white house
gonna
offer
you
while they
dine
on corn-fed
beef
and
funny
little
fish eggs
from
russia
with love
now
don’t get
me wrong
as i
sing
my song
but
it
seems
to me
we’ve been
served
a wicca’s 
social brew