under garish glow of tweets on the screen…

the brown bag prophet
said
seems to me
that
the moral majority
has been
replaced
by
the core
of
corruption
who’ve
lifted
deception
as
the golden calf
to be
worshipped
by
a nation
of
shylocks
who seem
to
totally relish
dancing on
the
shattered constitution
with
congressional prostitutes
dressed
in
publicly funded
flowing robes
robes
of
red
white
and
blue
but mostly
white
and
as for
the original
ten commandants
that
are
the foundation
of
major religions
well
those
by
presidential decree
and
his personal validation
have been
reduced to powder
under
the grindstone
of
greed
oh
how we need
another
miracle
from god
something other
than
a burning bush

whose god…

Art by Ever Fonseca Cerviño

generally
the brown bag prophet
avoids
arguments
with
religious disciples
stating
that
beliefs cannot be verified
otherwise
they’d be
facts
and
given beliefs
require
personal acceptance
arguments
over beliefs
constitute
shadow boxing
but
yesterday
the prophet
was cornered
by a zealot
promoting
byzantine abortion laws
who spewed
religious text
that demonized
a woman’s right
to have possession
of her own body
saying
his scriptures
were provided
via
divine inspiration
from
god
when finally
given an opportunity
to speak
the brown bag prophet
said
i’ve read
there are
320 million gods
in the world
does your position
represent
a majority vote
or
someone
just
on
some bad drugs

dogs under the table…

what shall man place
upon god’s table
for the feast
of
salvation
what morsel
will man offer
that
is
uniquely his
other than
the dried bones
of
sons and daughters
sacrified
in wars
for
man’s pursuit
of
wealth
and
fame