​devolution…

man’s
barbaric soul
is tightly shrouded
in the black cloth
of
superiority
claiming to be
ordained
as
the earth’s keeper
all
that has been
kept
are
animalistic behaviors
a willingness
to kill
his own kind
for
territory
and
like any beast
routing out
his enemies’ children
leaving them
dead
on the battlefield
so his
young
may prosper
a limited
form
of humanity
since
even his own young
will be sacrificed
for
the protection
of
the territory
the scent
of
death
is everywhere
it
permeates
the cloth
of
the flag
power
always portrayed
as
the color red
the color
of
shed blood

clear-cutting…

how is it
that
lives
can be held
in
such disdain
by
believers
of
this
or
that god
believers who
can
without
remorse
remove
the breaths
of
souls
from
a place
their
god
has created
then
toss their remains
in
a mass grave
and
feel
sanctified
with
the taste
of
blood
in the cup
of
their existence

shadows in the doorway…

the oceans
are rising
some would say
it’s due
to
global warming
while others
would
quickly surmise
it’s
the sands
we’ve
stolen from the sea
to build
our
castles
in the sky
that have brought
about
our
future demise
but
if you would but look
into
the eyes of children
the real cause
would be
quite apparent
their
tears
for
what we have done

a gnat’s ass…

scurry on down
to
your walmart store
load up
on those
stocking stuffers
suggested
by
the morning news host
who
failed
to mention
during
the
news
that
7 hundred
and
30
rohingya children
were killed
in
myanmar
in
just one month
and
don’t stop
to listen
to
stories
of
the blockade
in
yemen
and
the outbreak
of
cholera
cholera
that will
infect
a mere
600 thousand
children
by
the end
of
this year’s bowl session
no
need
for concern
when
you’ve
your own
blockade
to deal with
as you
struggle
to find
a parking space
to
gobble up
those
50% discounts
on
overstocked items
like those
designer jeans
that were
marked up 350%
making
your
discount
a real step
for
mankind
and
whatever
you do
don’t watch any stories
about
those suffering
in our own nation
those
who bear
invisible scars
scars
of
rape
rejection
and
replacement
i mean
they had the same
opportunities
as you did
or
did they

sweeney todd…

presidential pies
ingredients baked daily
served with russian tea
made from the unsuspecting
for all those willing to pay