when vision fails…

when vision fails

what’s
before us
seems less
clear
the details
like
the truth
cannot be
distinguished
from
what
is hidden
in
lies’ shadows
those
words
between
the words
said
that are
so easily confused
with
reality
for
most disciples
of
tykhe
desire
that
their
beliefs
are
the gospel truth
though
most often
they
are not
rather
they’re
a convenient tool
for
political salesmen
to use
to
sell their snake oils
seems like
carnivals
have not
really
gone
out of style
in
the political circus
public schmucks
continue
to toss
balls of dollars
at
leaded kewpie dolls
that only fall
when
the peddler’s bank account
has reached
a stage
of
overflowing
or
the poor sap
is
about
to walk
away
before
their pockets
have been
fleeced
completely
to
fund
an undeserved
retirement
for
personal
public
service
at
which point
the only one
needing
a white cane
is
the public

gop superlatives…

gop_superlatives

neon flashing lights
untamed uttered words
issued without reservation
for all occasions
great and small

voter fraud and other unicorn sightings…

voter fraud and other unicorn sightings

tell
the dead
whose
eyes
are
wide open
not
to
stare
at
the world
that’s
been
created
nor
speak
with
dried lips
about
what
has been
done
to
the earth
they inhabit
nor
those
unkept promises
made
when their lungs
filled
with
air
promises
about
freedom
those with
empty
lungs
may choose
to
ignore
the flood
of
apologies
that
serve no purpose
to those
interred
but
provide
political
fodder
for
those feeding
on
dreams
of
what can
never
be
nor
should
be

important symbolically for politics…

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words of condolence and shared sorrow
placing flowers on a martyr’s grave
promising justice and change
but in the end
nothing but gold gilding on unceasing death

 

 

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