senators take note…

i saw
the brown bag prophet
parking
a 1954
austin healy
bug-eyed sprite
in
the public parking lot
behind
the court-house
as
he
walked around
the corner
i
mentioned
the disparity
between
what he
presents
his financial situation
to be
and
what it
apparently
is
he smiled
and
gave
no direct response
to my
comment
instead
said
if you
want
to
seriously
consider
disparity
recall
that
driving
under the influence of alcohol
will land you
in jail
so
what does
governing
under the influence of
insanity
get you

 

hidden in the tall grass…

a young man
from
a neighboring village
came
to ask
bapa dola
how it was
that strangers
to his village
could see
the solution
to problems
that had
confronted the elders
for years
surely
the young man
said
the visitors
must be
wise men
full
of knowledge
bapa dola
said
perhaps
it is not
knowledge
but
the willingness
to
see what is really there
and
to not deny the truth
for
often we hear
but
do not listen
see
but
do not
perceive

dogs under the table…

what shall man place
upon god’s table
for the feast
of
salvation
what morsel
will man offer
that
is
uniquely his
other than
the dried bones
of
sons and daughters
sacrified
in wars
for
man’s pursuit
of
wealth
and
fame