office of the former…

honey
everybody
who’s got fired
from
their job
during
the pandemic
is
setting up offices
to replace
the one
they got terminated from
and
it don’t take
any
creativity
to
name the new office
just
add
former
to the title
like
office of
the former
talent delivery specialist
office of
the
former
snake milker
or
chick sexer
child
i’m telling you
this could be
the tax write off
you’ve been
looking
for
and
if you set it up
as
a nonprofit
you
could keep
all
the profits

de fly (fly on me head)…

fly in me face
fly on me head
fly in me face
fly on me head
well i hope de fly don’t come out and land on me head tonight
well i went out to de debate
and i’m feelin’ a little spaced
and i sit down at the stage desk and
a fly lands on me head
well de fly come down from de farm
you see he wait just off stage
when he hear that i’m telling a lot of bull
de fly land on me head
fly on me head
fly on me head
well i hope de fly he don’t come out
and land on me head tonight
de fly he like foul things
all the children know that
what i need to know from de lord
is how you get de truth from liars
they say liars never win
and truth will show all sins
but what i am afraid of is
that he got another plan
to hide more things…

Based on De Bat (Fly In Me Face)” a song from Carly Simon’

is you stupid or what…

 

child
didn’t your
mom
or
dad
tell you
’bout
politicians
their words

are
like those
of
a used car salesmen
everything’s fine
until
you
drive that hunk
of
painted rusty metal
off

the lot
then
all bets are off
and
the promised warranty
now seems to be written
with
invisible ink

 

covid-19 press conference…

while the emperor
describes his new clothes to us
ego spun details
off camera bodies pile up
and a child asks why he’s nude

 

head in the sand or up something…

conman’s rose glasses
applied to nation’s health news
wanting us to trust
that the virus is controlled
try telling the dying that

 

president believes…

believes doesn’t know
lots a things to believe in
tooth fairies and such
justice for all and of course
my treasured equality

 

you needn’t listen to me but….

Copyright 2019 Charles Wm Martin

aswang
is
as real
as
humankind
indeed
humankind
may be
aswang
one merely
needs
to carefully examine
how
humans
treat each other
war
of
course
is the most
incestuous relationship
but
religious behaviors
have
also proven
to be
characteristic
of
aswang
and
those seeking
wealth
through
political stalking
have been
heard
making
the
ticking sound
so commonly
found
in the darkness
of
life’s forest
as well
along
well-lit
urban streets
you may
well
think me mad
as
i blend
these spices
for
my sting ray whip
but
we shall see
who
survives
this night

 

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