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

a main street carnival…

a-main-street-carnival

words
tossed
at flowblue dreams
shatter the hopes
of
tiny tims
everywhere
toss
them
a tin whistle
so
they can play
a tune
for their dinner
but
never
offer them
a tin drum
we
all
recall oscar
but
perhaps
such drumming
would lead
to screams
for justice
and
that glass ceiling
of
ignorance
that has encased
our societies
would be
shattered
and
the masses
would be forced
to
grow up
leaving only
freedom
as
their
mistress

it’s only castles burning…

its-only-castles-bruning

during
inauguration weekend
trump’s sons
are offering
access
to
the freshly-minted
counterfeit
president
in exchange
for
million-dollar donations
to
unnamed
charities
oh
and
exxonmobil chief
nominated
as
secretary of state
was
a one-time director
of
an offshore company
with
close
dealings
with
russia
while
in panama
top-drawer lawyers
move freely
between
high government posts
and
law firms
selling
secrecy-cloaked shell companies
mentioning shells
in east Aleppo
a 100,000 children
cannot
play,
sleep
or
attend school
but
can die
don’t let it
bring
you down
It’s
only castles burning