the poet…

 

walks
just outside
the
circle
of
acceptance
a daily exercise
of
self-awareness
rather
than
some
political statement
of
indifference
to
the routine rhetoric
of
elected demigods
demigods
whose
heart-felt solution
to
problems
generally
involves
an
assassination
a
historical pattern
that
is practiced
by
today’s
world leaders
regardless
of
religion
or
race
or
one’s
previous
level of persecution
from
others
it’s just
the thing to do
when
people fail
to
to comply
of course
one
should not presume
that
justice
will
in any way
be
served
for
justice
is
apparently
negotiable

 

nightmares or dreams denied…

 

moonless night when thoughts turn back to what has been but cannot be
old events unchangeable but reassessed in the darkness
how well night conceals our fears the flaws of life gone by dawn

 

ground zero…

 

once again the streets
will become the battlegrounds
unabated greed
blinds rich from consequences
but shields no one from anger