actuarial dilemma…

actuarial dilemma

are they
still counting
yes
i thought
they’d be done
by
now
they’re not
weren’t they supposed
to
be done
yes
so what’s
taking
so long
people
keep on
denying
and
defying
common sense
so
they keep on
dying
from
the virus

support your local republican…

dear congressman
since many of you
will soon
be looking
for jobs
as a result of
your spineless
support
of
a wannabe
dictator
instead
of
supporting the interests
of
this
great
nation’s citizens
we would like
to offer you
an opportunity
to replace
the deported
field workers
these positions
offer
lots
of fresh air
well
there are a few chemicals
but
none
you didn’t vote for
lots
of travel
between the fields
of various states
as well as
a pay for performance program
consistent
with you political views
we do encourage you
to apply early
since
it would appear
these positions
will be in greater demand
as thousands
of
americans
in related positions
lose their jobs
because
of
your
inaction

thanks for your concern…

now
the space
between words
is empty
promises
no longer echo
off the wall
of excuses
given for lifeless souls
lining the city streets
and rural valleys
your once prophetic stares
into the future
are no more than
a pathetic song from a mockingbird
willing to change its tune
for whomever
or whatever
serves its purposes
of self-interest
your worries
for the rights of others
were so damn touching
how you emoted
concern about
the brutal behavior
of foreign leaders
while at home
children go
without healthcare
elderly die hungry
homeless fathers
and mothers
struggle to feed
their children
yes
you are
so
damned
with
concern