incantation to the dead…

child
there ain’t
no use
talking to the dead
your
calling upon
them
to
help the living
just
ain’t got a chance
in
hell
of changing a damn thing
do you
really
believe
they care
whether
or
not
a child goes to bed hungery
or
some common man
gets
evicted from his home
cause
he can’t pay the rent
or
whether
or
not
some working person
loses their job
and
can afford to meet
their family’s
most
basic needs
hell
you better take
a closer look
those bodies
you see seated
are
mere apparitions
of
what
might
have been
alive
once
but now
they just occupy
a senate seat

 

covid-19 obituaries…

among the dead
a child
someone’s mother
as well
as
loving fathers
oh
and
grandparents
too many
to
mention
by
name
but
you know them
they were
your friends
neighbors
and
colleagues
they
perished
well
were
politically sacrificed
for
fascist ideology
and
delusions of grandeur
delusions
unrestrained
by
those
desiring
political supremacy
supremacy
over
duty to nation
sworn duty
but
it seems
a person’s
pledge
is
not
nearly
as
important
as
their purse

 

trump and senators to be jailed….

let it be known
that we
the citizens
of
the united states
do
hereby
issue
a citizen’s’ arrest warrant
for
one
donald trump
mitch mcconnell
aka
moscow mitch
and
all republican senators
who
have committed
crimes
contrary to the constitution
and
in
direct defiance
of
moral and social laws
law enforcement officers
are hereby
directed
to
take said parties
into
custody
without delay
no witnesses
will be necessary
for
the trial
nor
written comments
from
their supporting corporations
therefore
they
shall
go directly
to
jail
shall not pass go
nor
collect $200

 

on the eve of a whitewashed impeachment trial..

we hold these lies
to be
self-evident
all men are created equal
such
hyperbole
is
difficult to say aloud
let alone
have
anyone
in their right mind
believe
endowed
by
their creator
with certain
unalienable rights
you might want
to
strike out
creator
and
substitute
bank account
among these
are
life
this is a contingency plan item
with
variable durations
based upon
social class
liberty
oppressive restrictions apply here
and
should not be taken
literally
and
the pursuit
of
happiness
once again
the text
must be edited
to read
socially defined delusions
further
deponent
sayeth not

 

synonym for coward…

politicos
styrofoam soldiers
shedding
no
battlefield blood
only
spewing poisonous
words
into
the taxonomy
of
armed struggles
words
written of bonded paper
that
when
held to the light
reveal
government watermarks
your
tax dollars at work
or
perhaps
not work
but
just the mere
abandonment
of
courage
and
honor
how strange
that
those
who seek
to
call
the charge
to arms
have
hid
their arms
from
arms

 

a new staging…

Jean-Michel Moreau [Public domain]

in this
interminably
drawn-out production
of
lust for power
and
human greed
the part
of
doctor pangloss
is played
by
the entire
us senate
the grand inquisitor
is played
by
moscow mitch
the part
of
mynheer vanderdendur
is
a shared role
by
members
of
the presidential cabinet
the part
of
the baron
is
played
by
the president himself
and
of course
the role
of
candide
is played
by
the american public