meditating on a closed homeless shelter…

 

the brown bag prophet
said
i live
in
the empty spaces
life’s
denied
moments
where eyes
avert
and
prayers
fall on deaf ears
i’m
not alone
there are
children
and
their parents
in
these spaces
parents
of
all sorts
atheists
bible thumpers
and
those confused
by
god’s words
and
his deeds
as
well
as
certified heroes
and
criminals
those ungainfully employed
and
otherwise destitute
by
their attempt
at
existence
all
forming
society’s sediment
sediment
along
these streets
paved
with human gold
and
blood diamonds
diamonds
worn
no doubt
as
symbols
of
heaven’s stars
but
more likely
as
hell’s burning embers
but
who’s to say
not those
of us
living
in
the empty spaces

 

ends where it began…

 

ain’t got no need
for
apologies
what i said
is
what it is
and
what you think
is
what was taught
and
for some damn
reason
you’ve forgotten
how
to think
so
what you think
is
what was
taught
so
there ain’t
no
reason
for apologies

 

another reason not to grow up…

 

the mind becomes trapped
distance between right and wrong
seems even greater
mirage of reality
fool’s lifelong destination

 

i don’t wanna grow up…

 

do you remember
your laughter as a small child
how the silly things
washed away worlds of sadness
why not laugh again my friend