twas the night before christmas…

sporting
a red blazer
and
a santa’s hat
the brown bag prophet
said
happy holidays
adding
this is the time
of
year
when our thoughts
turn to
turkeys
hams
and
roasting
nuts
we shiver
as we consider
that
little fat man
and
the mindless elves
that
serve him
but
they are
all
quite jolly
as they
stuff their bags
with
our tax dollars
and
corporate kickbacks
it’s a good thing
santa’s on his way
cause those guys
in
washington
are leaving us
with
nothing
to play with
i hope santa’s travel documents
are in order

tilak…

you needn’t speak
what
you are
is in
what
you do
it burns
your flesh
from
the inside
giving you
no place
to hide
while the smell
of
your
singed soul
spills
from
your body
marking
you
for
that
which lies
just beneath
the facade
of
your existence

diamond head…

after picking up
a few
groceries items
for
aunt bea
i stopped
to
drop them off
when
i arrived
aunt bea
was watching
an old game show
on
her
new
smart televisions
since
after years
of
loyal service
the old one
according to her
finally
left office
and
was replaced
by
what
she said
brings to mind
the new class
of
politicians
in
washington
with
a
colorful surface
but
very shallow
since
i hadn’t seen
the game show
diamond head
before
i asked her
what was it  about
aunt bea
said
well
candidates
answer a few questions
and then
the winner
qualifies
to
enter a chamber
and
grab
as much
of
the corporate sponsor’s money
as they can
during
their stay
in
the chamber
makes one
think
of folks
in
washington
doesn’t it

sweeney todd…

presidential pies
ingredients baked daily
served with russian tea
made from the unsuspecting
for all those willing to pay

united sleepy hollows…

having seen
washington’s
headless horseman
the blind bag prophet
said to me
i ain’t saying
griffin’s photo
wasn’t in bad taste
hell
i didn’t like
the monkey version
of
obama
nor
the one with
hillary
bursting
from his chest
so
anytime
one stoops
to the level
of those
talked about
one becomes
the monster
but
the fact is
political cartoons
are generally
tasteless
and
in the case
of the headless wonder
i think it was
symbolic
of
what ‘s happening
to others
in this country
and
world
as a result
of
self-centered behaviors
with
an attitude
of
let them eat cake
lots
of families
gonna die
cuz
of current policies
we
won’t see
their bloodied heads
but
they’ll
truly
be dead

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