board game…

fragmented promises
lie on the road
yesterday’s despairs
such fine confetti
for a parade
of fools
passing down
narrow cobblestoned alleys
of imagined liberties
to a destination
advertised by
online chatrooms
as the new eden
where free apples
are distributed
by secret police
for the consumption
of weary travellers
on this monopoly board
road to freedom

the chameleon…

Image by J. Kleber

 

 

an elite creature
moving from one
life governing branch
to the next
altering its color
to blend into
the new environment
but
the chameleon
does not
change
its diet



majority vote…

 

out on the street
they have decided
to cast their votes
no paper ballots
or hanging chads
this time
rioto complicate
the matter
just a large number
of warm bodies
crowding into a square
where their unified voice
might
be heard
but
the movement
as they call it on the news
doesn’t really have
a single voice
just a unified complaint
and if he goes
then what
freedom
or
a fragmented
group
that
turns upon
itself
to feed