for the diary of an inconsequential justice department…

the brown bag prophet
was holding up
a sign
that read
fear not nra
given
there are
alternative meanings
i asked him
do you
mean
we should not
fear
the nra
or
that
the nra
should not
fear
the
latter
the prophet
said
because
they’ll lose
their
bump stocks
but
keep their
m16’s
so
we’ll all
have to continue
to
fear them
and
the murders
they
co-sponsor

gonna knock the snot right out of you…

gonna knock the snot right out of you

aunt bea
said
there are times
when
kind words
need to be
replaced
with
a swift
smack
across the head
any
fool
who thinks
guns
do not kill
should be
forced
to go into battle
with
a fully loaded
carrot
and
maybe
a sidearm
of
relish

adultery…

tin cup

the brown bag prophet
was sitting
on a bench
in congress park
next to a statue
of astraea
and had
a smug smile
on his face
as he read
how
us congressmen
had put
their
own job security
ahead of
their
sworn duty
he cackled
and said
and they call
me
a panhandler