clinical research findings….

from
time to time
i’ve
noted
that
the brown bag prophet
indulges himself
by
reading
incongruous
research
on
an array
of
topics
this week
he was readings
a hans selye
monograph
about
living with stress
without
distress
when i inquired
as
to why
the prophet
said
i’ve been trying
to
figure out
why
people
like
the president
who’ve
committed
obvious
moral
and
social crimes
don’t
respond
to
society stress
when
caught
in
their own rat traps
selye’s research
on
rats
notes
it’s very difficult
to
stress
rats

 

what’s in a name…

the brown bag prophet
leafing
through
a magazine
for
parents
said
minorities
are giving
their children
the first name
president
i was
somewhat
bemused
so
asked
why
he replied
that way
even if
they commit
serious crimes
they
won’t be punished
or
convicted

 

a question of burial rites…

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pastors
of
god’s new light
support
mr
trump
and
his
disciple senators
his disciples
are
capturing people
taking
them
to the church
of
blind obedience
and
massacring them
during
animated religious rituals
in
the senate
their dismembered bodies
can be found
along
the border
on
battlefields
on
city streets
or
in
veterans’ hospitals
though
some
concerned citizens
have become
alarmed
the blood
still flows unabated
so far
the only shields offered
have been words
like these
that have yet
to
stop one child
from
dying
with no parent
to
ease their passing

 

on the eve of a whitewashed impeachment trial..

we hold these lies
to be
self-evident
all men are created equal
such
hyperbole
is
difficult to say aloud
let alone
have
anyone
in their right mind
believe
endowed
by
their creator
with certain
unalienable rights
you might want
to
strike out
creator
and
substitute
bank account
among these
are
life
this is a contingency plan item
with
variable durations
based upon
social class
liberty
oppressive restrictions apply here
and
should not be taken
literally
and
the pursuit
of
happiness
once again
the text
must be edited
to read
socially defined delusions
further
deponent
sayeth not