delayed burial…

the dead man
did not speak
and
some in the crowd
questioned
whether or not
he was listening
but
people still came forth
some protesting
our state
of
continuous war
others complained
about
global warming
and
how their lives
had been changed
forever
more
than a handful
carried placards
and
screamed about abortion
and
women’s rights
those
concerned about
civil rights
for
people of color
residents
and
would-be-residents
appeared
only when the cameras
were flashing
and
their voices
we quickly muted
by
a series of rants
on
self-interest topics
in the end
the dead man
did not speak
nor
show any true emotion
which would be expected
from
a corpse
so when
the dead man
was rotated
and
returned
to
the senate
no one
was
really
surprised

 

how to handle tantrums…

 

best practices
stay serene
concede
the
child’s
difficult
emotional state
while
patiently enduring
the tantrum
but
be responsible
when
necessary
and
of course
be
resolute
and
unruffled
in due course
return
to your
senate chambers
and
remember
to
vote
no
on kavanaugh

 

political bedfellows…

political-bedfellows

our bed is empty when you are there
death’s black coldness grasp even our souls as you approach

shall not bear false witness…

do not bear false witness

the brown bag prophet
was heading off
to the soup kitchen
when he stopped
and asked me
if i could think
of an example
of someone
bearing false witness
i presumed
that was going
to be the topic
of discussion
at the church
tonight
and i said
that nothing came
to mind
he laughed
and said
i take it
you haven’t been
following
the goings-on
in washington

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