no difference days or years…

no difference days or years

i’ve been wondering
if
that fly
on
the wall
has been watching me
or
just scanning
my
computer screen
for
the latest
world news
given
a housefly’s
life expectancy
i would think
it
would want
to go out
into
the world
and
experience life
rather than
just
sitting
and
staring at me
or
my screen
while
i spend
endless hours
reading
emails
and
writing verses
that
have no chance
of
changing
the
world
what
a foolish
common
little fly

 

 

motivation…

motivation

when paradise
is
just
a deserted
roadside stand
with
decaying timbers
holding
dried promises
in
bins of
deferred dreams
how do you
rally
for existence
what encouragement
do
you derive
from
the drought ridden
landscape
of
tomorrow
that makes
you
rise from bed
stare
into the mirror
and
dress
as if the new day
holds
anymore promise
than
the day before
and
most likely
less
yet
you rise
smile
dress
and
proceed
ah
but the key
i think
is
you don’t
ask
why

 

 

chance of a lifetime…

chance of a lifetime

step right up
and
pick
your god
we’ve got some
with
formal names
like
christ
mohammed
buddha
jethro
just
to name a few
but
there are
a lot more
for you
to
choose from
you might want
to
invest your existence
on
capitalism
communism
nationalism
or
just plain old
narcissism
keep in mind
that
some
come with
an extended warranty
for
everlasting life
while others
offer
return tickets
from
behind the veil
of
death
however
the ftc
has not
validated any of these claims
so buyer beware
also
please note
that
the god selection process
may not
provide you
with
a rational explanation
for
an irrational existence

personal assessment…

personal assessment

staring
at
the bottom line
a developing
life
pauses
followed
by
the
usual questions
regarding
purposes
paths taken
and
numerous scenarios
of
what
“ifs”
none
serving
any real purpose
just
a
preprogrammed
academic exercise
like following
a clearly marked path
to
the edge
of
a cliff

those who carry stones…

those who carry stones

each day
bapa dola’s student
watched an old man
carrying stones
along the road
and
carefully placing them
in ordered rows
on each side of the path
the student asked
since the stones
serve no true purpose
why does the old man
continue to do this
bapa dola said
in order to maintain
society
and
human sanity
purpose
must be ascribed
to life
above and beyond
those things necessary
for basic survival

you were perhaps expecting…

Jean Dodal Tarot: Public Domain Image

Jean Dodal Tarot: Public Domain Image

dressed
in a finely tailored
armani suit
death
strolled in
providing
another
untimely end
to someone’s existence
seeing death
they said
that’s it
death
shrugged his shoulders
and
said
do you know
how many times
i’ve heard that
you humans
continue to believe
that there’s
some ideal time
to die
perhaps
after you’ve
found the cure
for some
unknown disease
or
single-handedly
saved lives
instead
you’re struck
by bread truck
or
fall into an open sewer
okay
that last example
was a little extreme
even for me
point is
random events
rule
there are no
greater causes
providing you
with a
get-out-of-death card