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

 

child solitary soul confinement…

eyes
move slowly
concealing fear
heavy boots
drug like bodies
across
cold
concrete floors
are seen
from beneath
thin thermal sheets
heart beats
racing
chasing
shallow breaths
dried tears
cling
like arms
around
a parent’s waist
are
the only trace
of moments
best
forgotten
this cannot
be
the dream
the dream
shared
by so many
before
leaving
for
freedom
this
cannot
be
este no puede
ser
el sueño

 

hard rain…

memories
rain upon a tin roof
so gentle at first
almost soothing
but
as night hours linger
dark clouds begin to gather
and the rain pours down
harder than when
they were not memories
somehow
returning pain is stronger
than its first moments
were we not taught
that time heals all
but
apparently not
the pain of memories
in the night

 

fatal crash…

the explosion
will send shards
of
hot metal
and
warm
human flesh
in all directions
the victims
will have
no
chance
for
survival
since
the driver
has been
excessively speeding
speeding
in an armored
vehicle
plated
with
privilege
privilege
that
no one
chose
to challenge
even
those
charged
with
the responsibility
to
slow
irrationale drivers
failed
to
disrupt
the illogical course
of
a nation
letting
a driver
under the influence
of
power
to
not only
demolish
a
nation’s history
but
also
its
people

 

according to tradition…

another
holy day
the word
will be spoken
prayers
will be said
then
the killing
will
continue
the poor
will
still starve
the dishonest
will
be
deified
false prophets
will pursue
political 
power

 

prepackaged tomorrow…

back porch silhouettes
spring leaves
clinging
to
trees
like
memories
of
youth
it’s
shopping day
a short drive
to
the market
in
a car
he almost
always
drove
on the list
lettuce and carrots
for
the cute bunnies
that
visit
the backyard
each
evening
welcomed
company
seven
frozen dinners
for
the week
some
lemonade
and
a large bottle
of
vodka