becoming nothing…

 

as a child
he had watched
the story
of pinocchio
and
had giggled
at
the thought
of
one’s nose
growing
with
each lie
told
indeed
he had tested
the
hypotheses
and
found
no evidence
to
support it
so
when
he joined
government
he had no qualms
about
lying
to his constituency
such
betrayal
was part
of
his future plans
for
becoming
one
of
life’s emperors
but
with each lie told
the embodiment
of
the person
the
public
had elected
slowly
became
invisible
like pieces
removed
from
a chess board
his
endgame

 

screevers…

 

been around
for
centuries
those
political craftsmen
creating
freedom’s
sidewalk art
chalk illusions
of
human rights
and
democracy
crafted
to trick
the eyes
of
everyman
throughout history
into
seeing
and
believing
that
they were standing
on
the firmament
of
freedom
but
were in fact
standing
on
the completely
flat
and
unchanging
black asphalt
of
ignorance
and
intolerance

 

cadet bone spurs’ dynasty…

an army
of
terracotta senators
and
representatives
line
the tomb
of
america’s freedom
a catacomb
hermetically sealed
from
the needs
of
the nation
and
its people
these protectors
of
just us
stand guard
over
washington’s necropolis
of
marble halls
parks
statues
and
wood panelled offices
their lacquered words
covering
red
white
and
blue
patriotic paint
can curl
in
fifteen seconds
once
exposed to
corporate donations
and
can flake off
in
just minutes
after
an election
their
covetous emperor
lies
in
his own
pit
with
a rickety
entry way door
carved
with
a crescent moon

lifeguard…

why did you not
extend your hand
as your brother
slipped into the sea
did fear
grasp your mind
so tight
that hope’s light
could not be seen
or
did you conceive
of this as some horrid nightmare
that would pass away
as the new day began
or
did you see
your brother’s wealth
and
wish it to be
endowed
upon you
tell me senator
what did you see

complaint…

we
the people
of
the united states
bring forth
the following causes of action
and
allege the following
one
plaintiffs
are
everyman
and
reside in everytown
two
defendants
are
elected officials
and
at the time of this complaint
were
residents
of
corporate purchased seats
of
government
three
on
or about
december 19th
2017
the plaintiffs’ contract
for
helping constituents
and
representing
the
interests of
their districts and constituents
was
egregiously broken
plaintiffs
bring forth
the following counts
and
allegations
supporting their cause of action
count 1
negligence
defendants
failed to perform
the duties
of office
in a safe and effective manner
leading to
injuries sustained
to
the plaintiffs’ financial future
and
national debt and well-being
damages
wherefore
plaintiffs seek
compensatory damage
in the amount
of
the defendants’ salaries
and
corporate kickbacks
with
attorney fees
and
court costs