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

 

grand mal seizure…

confusion
staring spells
uncontrollable jerking movements
loss of consciousness
and
awareness
fear 
anxiety
and
deja vu erratic
movements
striking others
resulting
in
injuries
and
deaths
to
its own
children
and
citizens
a nation
out
of
control

 

to congressional wimps…

we gave you
our voice
not
to whisper
about
injustice
but
to declare loudly
and
act swiftly
when
the tenets
of
this nation
are abused
by
fools
and
sympathizers
of
dictatorial rules
of
law
it is time
to
act
rise up
and
strike
a blow
for
freedom

 

gas mask required….

are you having
trouble
breathing
like
i am
the air
seems
stifling
the stench
of
war’s rotting bodies
is
overwhelmed
by
the putrid
emissions
from
corporate greed
and
those
musty diplomatic words
that fill
the air
with
odorous promises
promises
that
linger
briefly
but
they
never evolve
and
are
merely
absorbed
into
the ether
oh
i do
recall
roses
and
jasmine
but
those
were
buried
beneath the rubble
of
hope
years ago
and
the last reported sighting
of
blooms
of
humanity
are
at best
mythology
oh
i’m sorry

i’m sorry
for
delaying
you
i can see
that
need
to return
to
your chambers
where
as
they say
ignorance
is
bliss

 

organ grinders and other monkey business…

the brown bag prophet
was sitting
at
a park bench
circling
phrases
and
sentences
with
a red pen
from
what was reported
to be
a
reliable
source
publication
so
i presumed
he was searching
for
crossword puzzle answers
so
i inquired
if i could help
fill-in
an answer
he replied
no
not unless you’ve got connections
with
the kgb
that
i should know about
you see
he said
i’m looking
for
examples of
disinformation
spread
by
russia
throughout
the world
like
that stunt
they pulled
in sweden
to
make
trump
look good
hmmm
with
a little help
from
their army
of
hackers
and
false flag information warriors
they could
quite
easily
convenience
folks
around here
that
i’m
really
a potential
howard hughes-like
benefactor
i’d be eating
free everywhere
and
not off
the public dole
like
the white house

 

yours merely postponed…

the body
of
a decomposed dream
is embraced
by
the fingers
of
sagebrush
along
the
rio grande river
no one
will come
to
claim
the body
but
when
the waters rise
it
will flow into the sea
like
so many
other
dreams
and
come to rest
upon
the sea’s floor
and
when
the weight
of
these
unfulfilled dreams
becomes
too
great
the core
of
the earth
will
crack
and
shake
reminding
the living
of
their
impending death

 

harvest….

when
the children
do not pray
do not ask
them
why
you
know the answer
when
the children
curse this life
do not ask
them
why
you
know the answer
when
the children
ignore death
do not ask
them
why
you
know the answer
when
the children
watch
you bleed
and
do not
offer help
do not ask
them
why
you
know the answer
when
the children
dance
upon your grave
do not ask
them
why
you
knew the answer