non sequitur…

 

sorry
to
disturb your ranting
about
what i
wasn’t
paying attention to
but
i did want
to
slip in
that
your replacement
at
life’s table
is
alive
and
well
and well
honestly
ready to take
your
place
but
do
carry on
just
don’t
believe
that
you
will

 

no room at the inn…

 

another
unanswered ad
low-skilled
entry-level job
starting pay
less
than welfare
must show
desire to work
without
adequate compensation
you
must be
seeking
a better life
for
your children
rather
than
personal wealth
if
you’re currently caged
at
the border
no worries
there’s no rush
card-carrying americans
will not apply
for
these positions
or
will be unable
to
pass
our drug screening
once employed
our family law attorneys
will make
every effort
to
locate
and
reconnect you
with
your children
so
that
your deferred dream
can
become
an american dream

an octopus …

 

the brown bag prophet
was looking
at
a national geographic book
he had received
as
a christmas gift
he
stopped me
and
said
did you know
that
an octopus
is
a spineless creature
that has
poisonous ink
strong enough
to
subdue typical prey
the black ink
is also
used
as an
escape mechanism
says here
that
the soft body
can
rapidly
alter shape
enabling
the creature
to squeeze through
small gaps
also says
it’s
a predatory bottom-dweller
using its
suckers
for grasping
and
catching prey
oh
and
it has a big mouth
now
doesn’t that
remind you
of
someone
in
washington

 

strings attached…

 

had the strings
been
on
the outside
the
puppet
would have seemed
less
life
like
and
not so
presidential
but
the strings
were
internal connections
they
were
purse strings
firmly tied
to
debt
to
foreign investors
investors
with
russian accents
and
affordable
busty women
to
satisfy
the male
ego
with no
complications
of
anything
like
love
the perfect business deal
that’s
all
an off the shelf
trophy
to
enhance
entry
into
parties
or
events of state
so
other male egos
could
languish
in
desire
but
as
is
often said
cold steel trophies
are
hard to warm
and
make for
poor
bed mates
but
that aside
the question is
who’s
the puppet master

 

baby with the bathwater…

 

there
may be
criminals
indeed
there
may
be
so
we should
reject
everyone
at
our borders
everyone
pregnant women
frightened children
those persecuted
and
facing
certain death
in
their homeland
all
for
your
fears
you are
indeed
a
most
moral soul
and
a true
example
of
the american dream

 

since denied a vote…

 

i pray
the lord
his soul
to take
and
whatever
you do
don’t let
that
sucker
wake
i don’t mean
to
be
crude
but
that damn fool
is
cruel and rude
and
must be shown
that
god
ain’t one
of
his
political clones
so
i’ve lit
a couple
of
black candles
had
cheap whiskey
blown
in my face
just
to have him
put
in his place
and
if this shit
works
i’m doing it again
next
election day

 

how to handle tantrums…

 

best practices
stay serene
concede
the
child’s
difficult
emotional state
while
patiently enduring
the tantrum
but
be responsible
when
necessary
and
of course
be
resolute
and
unruffled
in due course
return
to your
senate chambers
and
remember
to
vote
no
on kavanaugh