baby with the bathwater…

 

there
may be
criminals
indeed
there
may
be
so
we should
reject
everyone
at
our borders
everyone
pregnant women
frightened children
those persecuted
and
facing
certain death
in
their homeland
all
for
your
fears
you are
indeed
a
most
moral soul
and
a true
example
of
the american dream

 

a different palate option…

 

cold dark earth with death’s foul breath fills the earth’s lungs and children’s eyes
war’s orphans buried beneath layers of hate and poison gas
wine’s sampled by politicos while the children taste death’s brew

 

who has truly committed crime…

 

child staring as darkness falls fears soon begin as do the tears
eyes searching the darkened cell hoping to find their parents’ eyes
their crime was the search for freedom but freedom’s dead and buried

 

acid attack…

 

her face disfigured
with hate’s ruthless disregard
for sacred freedoms
president’s caustic words tossed
onto lady liberty

 

house negro..

 

the brown bag prophet
had
just been watching
kanye
praise
and
give
a big
cotton picker’s hug
to
the pretend president
the prophet
said
did you ever read
in
a history book
about
a newspaper ad
taken out
in
the 17 hundreds
i believe
advertising
a young
house-negro wench
of
19
for
sale
the ad
noted
she spoke
english
i suspect
the prophet
said
better
than
kanye
and
no doubt
she was
brighter
one thing’s
for
sure
malcolm
would
have called
him
the same thing
maher
had
to apologize for