yours merely postponed…

the body
of
a decomposed dream
is embraced
by
the fingers
of
sagebrush
along
the
rio grande river
no one
will come
to
claim
the body
but
when
the waters rise
it
will flow into the sea
like
so many
other
dreams
and
come to rest
upon
the sea’s floor
and
when
the weight
of
these
unfulfilled dreams
becomes
too
great
the core
of
the earth
will
crack
and
shake
reminding
the living
of
their
impending death

 

convicted and crucified…

if you have
said
nothing
in the defense
of
the children
who’ve
died
at the border
your
pilate hand washing
will not
cleanse
your soul
if you have
blamed
parents
seeking freedom
for
their children
not
fear
at the border
your
pilate hand washing
will not
cleanse
your soul
if you have
said
nothing
can be done now
for
those children
please
seek
justice for them
no
pilate hand washing’s
needed
for
your soul

 

joining the cause…

as i
came back
from
lunch
the brown bag prophet
was
descending
the steps
at the public library
dressed
more like
an attorney
than
his usual
casual wear
when
i inquired
about
why such formal dress
he
replied
i’m researching
how
to
file
a charge
of
crimes against humanity
against
the
current
white house’s group
of
thugs
the torture centers
that
children
are being held in
at
the border
are
more like
concentration camps
than
facilities
for
people
who are seeking
freedom
and
a better life
lights on 24 7
poor food
no sanitary facilities
to bath children
deaths from nonexistent
health services
are
reprehensible
so
i’m joining
other americans
in
asking the world court
to
take up the case
just
got to find
the right
form