pathogen…

pathogen

the discussion
centered on
personal welfare
as well as
the benefits
of cooperation
and
the profitability
of such
cooperation
the senator
took note
before
the vote

a perfect gift…

a perfect gift

as you
can readily see
this clear glass
figurines
store
the coin
of the realm
given
their political composition
we may add
to the surface
whatever
national colors
you like
whatever
appeals
to your taste
of defined reality
as you
may have noticed
the exterior
is
the only thing
that ever
changes
covering
a perfect
state
of greed

into the promise land…

into the promise land

rough edges
from the casting
removed
painted
carefully
to resemble
key features
of a fantasized being
marketing strategy
in place
gilded words
proceed
the display
of this
contrived
corporate creation
the masses
as
expected
accept
the
plastic
figurine
as the new
golden
calf

ready for a close-up…

digital decoupage cwmartin 2012

coached
rehearsed
dyed
polished
emotions
carefully placed
into a zip-loc
freezer bag
until the votes
are cast
and
counted
oh
but then
you
will
learn
the real contents
of that mislabeled bag
when it’s
exposed
to the heat
of truth

restraining order…

aunt bea
still retains her attorney
something about
an ungrateful son
whose
primary goal in life
is to draft her into
the hollywood knitting circle
at the you’ll-never-get-out nursing home
so I can’t say
i was surprised
to see him leaving
but
i’ve learned to broach
the subject gently
it’s
still her son
but before
i could say a word
aunt bea said
i’ve
requested a restraining order
oh
not for what’s his name
but
for the us congress
since joe-six-pac
and
susie-q
keep staring
at the severed head
of democracy
assuming
the whole body
is there
and
continue to vote
for the waxed figures
that occupy washington
i’ve decided
the only way
to save the country
and
to stop the damage
they’ve been doing
is to keep
them away
from washington
as long as
legally
possible
that
should be
a long time

for the record…

understand
this
the clubs
and
bullets
wielded by
american
security forces
will
and
have
killed americans
the blood
of wide-eyed dreamers
still stain
the walkways
of atlanta
chicago
la
and
every place
that peaceful resistence
was seen
as a threat
to the status quo
of greed
your words
of democracy
mean
nothing
when
the financial
profit
of politicans
is at stake

a little cat n’ mouse…

 

now
the cat
being a political being
never
rushes into a fight
no
it just paws
at its prey
toying
with
the household citizens
before
the financial kill
not that it’s
hungry
or any thing
just
loves
to play
with the power
of
the position