the weight of the world…

the-weight-of-the-world

watching men
carrying stones
from
the river bank
to the village
for an altar
bapa dola’s student
asked
why some men
from the village
could so
easily
manage more stones
than other men
bapa dola
said
the weight
of the stones
is changed
by
the doubt
and
fear
carried
in
each man’s heart

pounds sterling and dollars for sale…

pounds sterling and dollars for sale

wearing a hat
somewhat
reminiscent
of
the mad hatter
the brown bag prophet
said
i see we have
a pandemic
spread of
stupidity
folks
are voting
with
the emotions
of
hate
and
fear
rather
than
with any
true
forethought
so
bold-faced lies
are
accepted as
truth
even though
the lies
are
as apparent
as leprosy
guess
most folks
haven’t read
that story
about
the emperor’s new clothes
too busy
memorizing
facts
to pass
the frumious bandersnatch’s
standardized tests
ah
but
they did
gyre and gimble
their thoughts
fitting
into
a thimble