sheer madness…

the stone that struck him
was from the hands of a child
with a single shot
revenge was complete
the child’s blood filled the parkway
mingling with tear gas
wails from a mother
broke through the dark night’s chaos
an unanswered prayer
no apologies
for blind hate feels no remorse
so another grave
hewn from the rocky soil
will give rise to tears
tears watering blooms of hate
where a young child stands
family of the fallen one
now it’s death’s cycle
eternal eye for an eye
a nation’s history

some assembly required…

with visions of surgarplums dancing

as
politicos
down another
classic dry martini
a martini
assembled
in
america
with
the best
components
from around
the world
another child
is gunned down
a child
assembled
by god
with
loving parents
a child
gunned down
with
a weapon
made of
the finest
american
components

notes on brisbane wall…

notes-on-brisbane-wall

each person on earth
strives to proclaim that their soul
was really once here

irreversible calls…

irreversible-calls

backdrop
sounds
nothing from nature
chants
of
football fans
flow
through
open windows
and
on
televisions
sounds
of gun fire
from
chicago
la
and
aleppo
assault the ears
with
this new year
minds
wonder
where
they should go
and
why
they should stay
eyes
closed
they
dream
memories fade into
imagined
silky textures
of
tomorrow
they fall
asleep
like
all
of
society