the perfect app…

welcome to
the heaven’s gate app
please enter
your
first name
middle
initial
family
name
please indicate
those sins
which
you
regret most
no need to list
all
our data base
is
quite extensive
we’re
just trying  to see if
you
have similar values
as
management
please indicate
what you
believe in
we will correlate
your responses
to your life pattern
to determine
the validity
and
reliability
of your
submitted data
patterns of responses
will be statistically analyzed
and evaluated
through
the appropriate deity filter
depending upon
whom
you thought
was important
during your visible life
please note
the deity of record
is not
the determining factor
but rather
the correlation
with assigned doctrine
management does not expect
that you would truly know who
was really in charge
during your existence
a printout
of these data
will be provided
prior to ascension
or
in some cases
what has been termed
a fall from grace
note
these results
are
not
debatable

some day i will….

he put a paperweight
of reality
on all his dreams
vowing to return
one day
but they sat
too long
and so they faded
turned yellow with age
and became
no more
than
a note
to self

11/22 + 4/4

black man laying
     on the court-house steps
staring into dusty dreams
     upon a mind’s shelf
tell me what have you seen
     that gives you hope
what words have your read
      upon that page of your life
that blood has not erased
     with its sudden moves
tell me old man if you can
     what are those words
that remain which are
     unspoken and unbroken
what verb or noun
     gives you hope enough to pray
or even to believe
     that you’ll be free
for even freedom is spelled
      with letters of hate and prejudice
but tell me old man
      what are the words you see
for i would like to make
     a  note of it
along with
     “ask not what your…” and i have a drea…”