the promise of eternity…

the promise of eternity

please stay
in
your
designated line
divine blessings
on
earth
are allotted
according to
your position
in line
but
rest assured
that
you’ll
be
given
a fair share
of
life’s bounty
upon
your souls passing
into
the chimeric promised land
a sure guarantee
from those
who
oppressed you
during
your time
on
earth

leafing through my high school yearbook…

leafing through my high school yearbook

folk’s
moral guidance
always seems
to revolve
around
the saying
it’s the right thing to do
but
i’ve begun
to wonder
where
and
from whom
they’ve formulated
the foundation
for
such counsel
and
whether
or not
it’s
good advice
seems
to be linked
to that thing
about
the meek
inheriting the earth
have you
seen
the condition of the earth
it’s like
being bequeathed
an old rusted-out peugeot
where-the-hell
are you going
to go
in that thing
and
what-the-hell
are you going
to do
with a dead
planet