a new staging…

Jean-Michel Moreau [Public domain]

in this
interminably
drawn-out production
of
lust for power
and
human greed
the part
of
doctor pangloss
is played
by
the entire
us senate
the grand inquisitor
is played
by
moscow mitch
the part
of
mynheer vanderdendur
is
a shared role
by
members
of
the presidential cabinet
the part
of
the baron
is
played
by
the president himself
and
of course
the role
of
candide
is played
by
the american public

 

the pharisees among us…

like
the pharisees
we
continue
to sacrifice
the lives
of others
for
the
good
of
the nation
our willingness
to
crucify
children
and
those
less fortunate
than
ourselves
is
an inherent
right
of
the self-righteous
one
merely needs
to
wrap themselves
in
the appropriate cloak
of
ignorance
to
justify
partisan crimes
against
humanity
while
raging
antagonistically
against
those
who
dare
to
serve
dinner wine
at
the
wrong
temperature

 

as seen on city streets…

as i entered
the
post office
i saw
the
brown bag prophet
mailing
a business envelope
he
said
i’m gonna
propose
a new show
for
the black
entertainment network
i want them
to
seriously
think about
my
humble
proposal
for
a program
called
wait
wait
don’t
shoot me

 

poor boy you’re bound to die…

welcome to america
please watch your step
when
disembarking
custom officials
will collect your documents
and
usher you
to a holding pen
these facilities
are
for you own protection
as you may have heard
a number
of
people of color
have met their demise
at the hands
of
various local police agents
that
operate surprisingly similar
to those
in
the country
you’ve fled
but
don’t let
that discourage you
we have a number
of
token minorities
that
have risen to obscurity
and
are living productive lives
under
the direct supervision
of
the majority race
so
please
keep
your tracking bracelet on
and
enjoy your
imprisonment

 

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