selective kindness…

selective kindness

when the misery
we see
is in eyes
that look
like
ours
our hearts
open up
and
we hear
there
but
for the grace of
that’s
when we
offer up
a small portion
of
self-pity
to another
such
self-centered behavior
no doubt
feels
good for a while
but
like
a child’s
out of sight
out
of mind
stage of development
the misery
is soon
forgotten

checkmate…

checkmate...

after
he claimed
to be
unable
to
drive home
because
of
the wine
she
acquiesced
and
said
he could
stay
and
sleep it off
on
her sofa
as
she unbottoned
her blouse
to
prepare
for
bed
he crept
into her room
with
lustful
anticipation
she turned
slowly
like
in
a movie
and
drew
a small derringer
from
her bedside
and then
soberingly
asked
if
he wanted
to
sleep
outside
or
forever

preprogrammed…

impulses must be arrested
firing patterns altered
from societal inscribed behaviors
otherwise history repeats
and extinction’s accelerated

 

war-like and mean species…

the brown bag prophet
said
civilization
is a sham
we are no more
enlightened
now
than
when
the alps iceman
was
murdered
probably
part of some
early large arena
sporting event
as there
were
no christians
to feed
to lions
at that time
nor
gladiators
to
simulate
war games
for the entertainment
of the drunken masses
now
we have proxy wars
and
contact sports
where
we want
no one
to get killed
just
mangled
if they’re
not on our team
it’s
so easy
to ignore
the atrocities
of war
as long as
the public
is kept
entertained
but
we are reminded
the telecast
is
copyrighted
by
some corporate entity
for
the private use
of
their audience
and
any other use
of
the telecast
or
any pictures
descriptions
or
accounts
of the mayhem
without
corporate consent
is
prohibited
now can’t you
just see
some roman orator
walking out
into the center
of the colosseum
making
that
announcement

what a laugh…

what-a-laugh

wearing
their
social graces
for
a proper meal
but oh
how
they
quickly disrobe
their
veneer of propriety
as they
position themselves
for
excursions ashore
pushing
and
shoving
as if
leaving
a burning ship
best
to
stand aside
during
such
strange
hulk
transformations