a shabby black box for social program budgets…

friends of the white house
run around collecting stones
their pockets now bulge
they gather in the senate
await lottery’s winner

should be required reading….

those truths
we
held
self-evident
now require
some additional
evidence
equality
defined by
white-robed thugs
or
the constitution
ah yes
the constitution
unalienable rights
endowed
by
their creator
or
the state-approved creator
of
rights
noninclusive listing
of
rights
life
as a serf
or
as a freeman
oh and
then there’s
liberty
with
or
without
police brutality
and
jefferson
must have been
high
on something
to propose
the pursuit of happiness
in a nation
defined
by
corporate
and
political
greed
at the cost
of those
in the most
need
so
my dear
government friends
please
read
paragraph one
carefully
this time
skip
the cliff notes

 

senators take note…

i saw
the brown bag prophet
parking
a 1954
austin healy
bug-eyed sprite
in
the public parking lot
behind
the court-house
as
he
walked around
the corner
i
mentioned
the disparity
between
what he
presents
his financial situation
to be
and
what it
apparently
is
he smiled
and
gave
no direct response
to my
comment
instead
said
if you
want
to
seriously
consider
disparity
recall
that
driving
under the influence of alcohol
will land you
in jail
so
what does
governing
under the influence of
insanity
get you

 

the clown’s lesson to the politician…

removing his makeup
the clown’s
aging flesh
was
revealed
the jaundice
from
deceit
was no longer
beneath
the layers
of
society’s nativity
he spoke
to his colleague
the politician
in clear
but
whispered tones
as
the stench
of
rotting promises
filled the room
with each breath
exhaled
he
said
always
offer them
a good
show
one worth
the price
of
admission
and
i tell you this
they
will never notice
your sleight of hand
as
you remove
their
freedoms

pathogen…

pathogen

the discussion
centered on
personal welfare
as well as
the benefits
of cooperation
and
the profitability
of such
cooperation
the senator
took note
before
the vote

i approve of this message…

digital decoupage cwmartin 2012

let’s all join
join hands
and sing
a chorus
of
give peace a chance
while
in backrooms
deals
are being made
to sell
your future
and
pay
for it
with the lives
of your children
they know
that
fear
will motivate you
a communist under
every bed
a terrorist
in every pot
you won’t even notice
that their greed
is the
only
thing
you should
fear