date with a north korean…

a desperate old man
seeking a young woman’s love
when rejected said
she’d not met expectations
rejection leads to strange lies

more than 1 a week school shootings…

just below
the dark circles
of
our eyes
lies
the reason
for
hopes demise
another
child
lies dead
and
you
continue
to deny
your part
in
this crime
as well
as those
that have
proceeded
this murder
you
continue
like
some rabid dog
to foam
at the mouth
with
formulaic
justifications
so
the slaughters
unabated
move
from
state to state
while
you
promise
to do
everything
within your powers
to
remedy
the problem
except
to deal
with
the real
issues
but
you offer
your
sincerest
condolences
along
with
your prayers
to
a god
you do not
even
believe in

love or lust…symptoms the same…

i had to stop
by
aunt bea’s
to
discuss
a good friend
of
mine
whose current
love interest
has
alienated him
from
his friends
and
business associates
whom
he is dependent upon
for
a good portion
of
his income
i needed
to
consult
with
aunt bea
about
how to
approach him
aunt bea
said
honey
he’s
got
his nose
wide open
thinks
he’s smelling
a rose
but
ain’t got
nothing
but
trouble
and
there’s
one thing
i know for sure
love
is not only
blind
but
also
deaf