missionary work…

 

after returning home
to
africa
a friend
wrote
don’t mean
any
offense
but
after
studying history
and
seeing
what’s
recently transpired
your nation
has
never been
as
advertised
united

 

the great unfinished nation…

 

one explanation
for the state of the nation
moral poverty
that human bottomless pit
of sybaritic desire

 

intensive care…

initially
no visible symptoms
of
impending demise
although
patient’s prognosis
was
questionable
due to
prior
illnesses
however
patient reported data
implied
there was
no need
for
concern
but
an internal
infection
had continued
to
spread
sepsis
that soon involved
all
major organs
severe sepsis
until
the nation
was in
septic shock
a hapless
victim
of
its
own
untreated
choices

new market opportunity…

hovering
over
a hand painted sign
hawking
hostile oceanic items
hand whip stingray tails
guaranteed
to
vanquish
blood sucking vampires
thus
freeing
the land
from
such beastly pestilence
stood
the brown bag prophet
when
i
questioned
the
marketability
and
need
for
such items
the prophet
replied
that
the whips
were well received
in
the philippines
and
have had a strong demand
in
washington
these days
since
the price
was right
i
got one
and
several
premixed
spice packets