welcome to yesterday…

the new welfare recipients
ain’t looking
for food
or
cash money
no
these folks
want to ingest
political dribble
based on
their own
fanatic fantasies
they want
someone
to tell them
that
prince charming
will be arriving
on
the 4:30 crosstown bus
and
will deliver them
from the evils
of
literacy
so
they’ll gonna get
all
dressed up
in
racist gowns
made
from the finest
secondhand sheets
then
they’ll head outside
sit on the stoop
with
a case of bigot beer
and
shotguns of ignorance
screaming
at passer-byes
that
they need
to go home
screaming
as
they scratch
their diseased flesh
flesh
irritated
because
underneath
their sheets
they’re wearing
foreign-made jeans
and
walmart imported suits
thus
representing
america’s finest
home-grown puppets
handled
by puppeteers
wearing
stuard hughes
diamond editions suits
for
gardening

spotting satan’s smile…

flexing
the muscles
at
the sides
of
his mouth
he demonstrated
an
overt
display
of emotion
and
said
that’s perfectly delicious
how
the flavors
blend
into
one
perfectly harmonized
deadly
poison
of
hate
it’s quite surprising
how
just
the right touch
of
ignorance
when
blended
with personalized fears
and
self-interests
can result
in
a devil’s brew
with
an angelic fragrance
of
patriotism

with the end in sight….

with the end in sight2

i’ve begun
to count
each step
i take
not with
one
of
those fancy
exercise watches
but
on paper
with
black tick marks
totalled
for the day
it’s a way
of reminding myself
that i’m still alive
though
inside
a glass-walled prison
of
social expectation
a prison
that continues
to feed the poor
on political gruel
and
war’s
soylent green
while
a minority
enjoys
what was
promised
to all
ah
the all
tapping white canes
of comprehension
against
the political hollow curbs
of a make-believe
cities of gold
all the while
walking
on the edge of a cliff
with
so few steps
to the abyss

entry-level advice…

signs...

any
final words
that should be heard
to commemorate
the empty life
you’ve lived
perhaps
a comment
or
two
of how you
ignored
your conscience
in lieu of
personal gain
oh i know
it’s a common refrain
but
i just thought
you could clarify
how to be bought
for those seeking
to replicate
your splintered existence
such
devious ways
are rarely recorded
as a
firsthand account
generally
some biographer
cleans the whole story up
removing all the
juicy parts
for
historians
are the whitewashers
of society
who make the vision
of heaven
not only palatable
but
perceived as
possible
and
i have
heard
that
employment of historians
is projected
to grow
6 percent
from
2012
to
2022
of course
that depends on
who’s elected
when
and
where
it could
become
a highly sought after
profession

accession…

accession

words
like rain
splash against
consciousness
build ups
of concerns
wiped away
by apathy
for it’s
all
been said
and
heard before
then
ignored
as
the drug
enters
the flesh
oh
there are
different types
of drugs
some
power
some
powdered
some
they inject
some
go unchecked
but
all
purchased
and
rarely
rejected
once
the taste
is acquired

a thank-you note to riverside county….

a thank you note to riverside county

the developments
you’ve approved
home after home
to assure
no doubt
the welfare
of your
retirement accounts
has left
our welfare
a bit dicey
oh sure
the lack of bike lanes
near schools
might be a reasonable
compromise
to offer developers
when you live
miles away
but
for those humans
sending their children
to schools
along busy roadways
it ‘s
well
let’s just say
questionable
oh
and there’s
that claim
of
no environmental harm
it’s
that one
the pack
wants me
to thank you for
our dying of starvation
has been
a real blessing
that numbing
brought on by starvation
makes
our traffic fatalities
less painful
so
thanks
for your
economic consideration
of the
environment