you needn’t listen to me but….

Copyright 2019 Charles Wm Martin

aswang
is
as real
as
humankind
indeed
humankind
may be
aswang
one merely
needs
to carefully examine
how
humans
treat each other
war
of
course
is the most
incestuous relationship
but
religious behaviors
have
also proven
to be
characteristic
of
aswang
and
those seeking
wealth
through
political stalking
have been
heard
making
the
ticking sound
so commonly
found
in the darkness
of
life’s forest
as well
along
well-lit
urban streets
you may
well
think me mad
as
i blend
these spices
for
my sting ray whip
but
we shall see
who
survives
this night

 

observations from a broken window…

observations from a broken window

there appears to be
no particular pattern
to the way the glass
has shattered
all around my feet
it’s difficult
to determine
the angle
of the throw
or
the thrower’s
size and weight
just another
stone of hate
hurled through
the stifling smoke
of anger
a stone
anointed
with the rancid oil
of their blind belief
a belief in words
transcribe
and
compiled
by men
i wonder
though
how often
they’ve thrown
their books
of faith
through
windows