israeli enigma…

hate was replanted
carefully bred for today
given some new names
but its roots were from old vines
thus makes death’s bitter red wine

sustaining order…

there are
no prophets
outside my door
nor
wise men
expounding great truths
just
a pack
of
fools
drooling words
like
some poisonous dragon
waiting
to devour
helpless prey
prey
stunned
by
their noxious existence
in a world
once
claimed
to be
full of promise
but
the promise
was
just
snake oil
sweet to the taste
but
unable
to heal
a damn thing
but
people
still queue up
to buy
other’s packaged dreams
many
on
bended knees
others
waving flags
or
hand printed posters
designating
their
personal
causes
usually written
with
eye-catching clauses
conveying
preprogrammed beliefs
that
they never
understood
they
merely
accepted
so
now they walk
single file
into
the abyss

by definition…

the brown bag prophet
sitting near
an outdoor tavern
listening
to
international news
about
the fifty-two
unarmed
palestinians
murdered
today
said
according
to
the us code
of
federal regulations
israel
has become
a
terrorist state
of course
considering
our nation’s treatment
of
segments
of
our own society
those folks
who
promote
gun control
civil rights
and
just plain old
human rights
guess
we’re now
a terrorist
state too

 

The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives” (28 C.F.R. Section 0.85).

insurrection…

when what defines life
has been removed by men’s greed
then death holds no fear
since the fear of death is gone
the tyrannized revolt armed

concussion…

i know
that the election
was quite
a blow
but
child
you cannot
lie down now
for
if you sleep
you may never
wake
you gotta
keep alert
keep your mind busy
and
working
otherwise
the darkness
of
racism
will envelope you
and
you’ll never
see
the light
of
true
freedom

​hyena…

crouching
low
to the earth
embracing
the devil’s hearthstone
the beast
sought
its prey
as
black smoke
spiraled
like
a snake
towards
where
angels
are said
to reside
no doubt
a gated community
shrouded
in biblical history
a history
that
lets
a sniper’s bullet
steal
a child’s life