my aunt bea…

aunt bea
sometimes gets
confused
so when
i stopped by
to see if she’d planted
the seeds we brought home
i wasn’t surprised
that they were sitting
on a table in the kitchen
but i asked
aunt bea
don’t you know
that those seeds need
to be taken care of
you just can’t bring them home
and let them sit around
without doing something
more for them
she said
i know
so
why haven’t you
well
she said
i’m treating them
like
soldiers

war machine…

 

that’s it
yes
that is
it
  but i
what
you thought
you were going to see
some massive mechanical device
that makes grinding noises
as it rapes the earth
of its sons and daughters
and sends out sparks
in every direction
like one of those
static electric globes
or perhaps
you were thinking of
all those silly war toys
handed out for special occasions
glorifying
and
brainwashing you
into believing
war is fun
i am
so sorry
to disappoint you
but that
is
it
  but
  it’s
  just a bunch of old men
  sitting
  around a table

adephagia’s diner…

 

just a second honey
let me clear this table for you
we just get so busy
right after church
i tell you
those last folks
ordered so much food
you’d think sherman’s army
was joining them for lunch
‘course
you can see that
by all the stuff left on this table
child
i bet they never heard
that old thing ’bout
starving children in china
course now days
it’s starving families
around the corner
well in some cases
on the corner
with
t h o s e
signs
it’s a good thing
our owner
sends these leftovers to the hog farm
otherwise
this would be
a
h o r r i b l e
waste
don’t you think so
now dear
what can i
get for
you