and in the end…

and in the end...

the insanity
that
envelops
the
lust
for power
defies
definition
a madness
that
seeks
to
defy
death
but
death
will come
carrying with it
all
the lives
destroyed
by
one individual
an individual
who
sought
to
conquer
an invisible enemy
one
cloaked
in
the musky darkness
of
eternity
wearing damp robes
that
easily
extinguish
the
light of life
but
who’s
more than willing
to
offer
to
all
fools
a trojan horse
of
infinite power
and
untold wealth

senate votes for the unqualified…

along party-lines
sheep stroll into the wolf’s trap
greed’s the only bait

with apologies to john 16:33…

i built this tree-house
from which
i can
observe
the heavens
and
the earth
without
worldly influence
except for
the occasional bee
or
sounds emanating
from
the pears
i’ve harvested
and
dine upon
it’s
an excellent place
to resolve
issues
of the soul
a soul
that grows
so weary
of hypocrites
and
bullies
those
self-selected strawmen
suckling on society
all the while
protesting to be
our
savior
deliverer
from all evil
as well as
all the cash
we may have
lying around
and
although
their derelict dreams
dominate
the national cartoon networks
i am of good cheer
for next year’s
another
election year

candy store…

candy store

aunt bea
said
those folks
in washington
always remind me
of children
in a candy store
eating all the sweets
they can
as they go along
stuffing their pockets
full to the brim
and
then
leave
without
paying

red square dance…

red square dance

these
are the days
of bread
and
circus
when well paid
politicians
dance on
martyrs’ graves
with corporate
stepin fetchit romps
sliding to whatever side
the coins are tossed
dancing
with
careful accompaniment
of biblical words
once
heard
from distant mounds
to raise
the spirits
of the oppressed
now
said as
justification
for their public
do-si-dos

intersection…

there is a point
when
it all
becomes the same
systematic games
played
by people
with
similar names
seeking
affection
undue respect
or
some
other
emotional commodity
a commodity
once purchased
with crushed souls
causes the purchaser
to spend
an inordinate
amount of time
staring into
rearview mirrors
because of
how
they’ve arrived
at this
point
on life’s road
trying
to assure
themselves
that they
were not
followed
or
are
about
to be
arrested
for crimes
against
humanity

please pledge…

apparently
aunt bea
was upset
because
as I walked
up to her door
i heard her say
now ain’t that a bitch
you must understand
aunt bea
never
ever
loses
her cool
so this must
have been
something
big
so i asked her
after entering
if everything
was okay
she asked
why i would
think otherwise
and since
i was not permitted
to use the b-word
i simply said
oh i was
just wondering
she said
everything was
just fine
but she had been
just reading
a request
from her senator
for a donation
to support
his
work
in
washington