as children…

as children

sweet lord
in
heaven
i just want
to
thank you
for
freeing women
from
being the possession
of
men
and
advancing them
to
being
wards
of
the state
states
that
have determined
that
women
can’t think
so
must be kept
pregnant
and
barefoot
in
the kitchen
rather
than
in this world
where
a
man
can’t
get
promoted
because
some woman
has
his job
oh some poor souls
might
view this
as institutionalized slavery
but
slavery’s been
outlawed
right

 

 

homecoming…

bapa dola said
after years
of pursuing
wealth
and
fame
an old man
returned
to his childhood village
to
boast
of his accomplishments
only
to find it empty
all the huts
were
in shambles
the statue
of his protector
was but dust
and
tarnished metal
nothing was there
but
memories
and
so it is
with
all
seeking the past
he said