cost analysis…

an armada of ships
sail to the gulf coast
to assist with capping
an oil well
potential losses
in the billions
floods in pakistan
thousands dying
potential loss
insignificant
no real
worldwide
dollars
lost
nothing
but
human
lives

and they did unto others…

just like before
the hole was dug
perhaps it was
more of a trench
a mass grave
for the living
families
were herded in
beaten men
pregnant women
helpless children
all into this ghetto
sealed
with walls
wires
checkpoints
ships
and of course rules
for maintaining
social standards
everyone in
no one out
like every
grave

illusion and/or ship of my childhood…

we
like all boys do
made from mud and bricks
a dam
to hold back the flood of tears
which fell as rain
from the eyes of angels
so that we might sail our ships
across this ordained
yet demonic sea
ships made from
now forgotten dreams
and small pieces of wood
with sails
of gum wrappers
and string
and when our ships were ready
we began our journey
to lands uncharted
within our minds

https://slpmartin.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/ships.mp3