Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Continuance

The fireflies keep flashing
Like little LEDs
That float about unfettered
On the cool summer breeze
The sun has just descended
And colors streak the sky
As another day has ended
In this epic quest for Why?

Monday, June 27, 2022

Ephemeral

Every moment that you try
To kill takes twice as long to die
Despite the fact that time's a lie

It really is a perplexing fix
The way we measure, mark and mix
Most everything by phantom ticks.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Scorcher

Did we gain a year or two
because we live behind
the row of indigenous trees that grew
so perfectly aligned?
I guess we’re doomed to find

out just how long the shade will last
when the sun gets hotter still
and burning leaves fall off so fast
we can’t avoid the spill
Of radiance that will fulfill

Chastisement for the wrath we stirred
In He who breathed the living word.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Commotion

The clattering contraptions created by the cult
Of carbon exploitation just add to the tumult
They’re hoping will distract us until it’s much too late
And our carcasses are carted to catacombs that wait.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Reveal

Those who think they know the most
(They tell us so with every post)
Don’t even have a single clue
About the proper thing to do

Like everything we see and hear
This latest flap just breeds more fear
Yet screechers that are so distraught
Would null your rights without a thought

To scream for death upon demand
Is something I can’t understand
Those who’d have a heartbeat stilled
Aren’t as caring as billed.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Concordance

What did you do for your neighbor today
What did you think, what did you say
When you observed them come and go
Did you simply mutter So?
Or did you wish them well—
Love can change the way you dwell.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Miscue

The anchors feign surprise
As prices start to rise
Secretly delighted
That the drama they devise
Distracts us from the lies

The stories that they air
Designed to fuel despair
Keep us all gaslighted
As they proclaim they’re fair
And just how much they care

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Tone Deaf

Embracing new seasons with song
The solstice was singing along
As light dominated the sky
The crickets and bullfrogs weren’t shy
Rejoicing in sweet harmony
Unlike all the mind slaves I see
Who never detect when they’re wrong
And I can’t help but wonder why
We struggle to find the same key.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Venal

There’s no one you can rouse
That wants to be awake
And none who see their vows
As something they can’t break

How many view integrity
As a virtue to uphold?
Too few because their loyalty
Is nonchalantly sold.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Receding

When I was younger I sneered
At the specter that neared
So wrinkled and gray and yes, hairy-eared
But things have really gotten weird
Ten times worse than I feared
It seems that my chin has disappeared.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Rampage

A big old brutish blue-haired beast
Is steadily stomping towards the east
In search of facts on which to feast

Don’t dare debunk her lies with math
In fact, don’t even cross her path
Or you will earn her righteous wrath.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Healthy

I bite my vitamin gummy
And crack my tooth in half
I feel like such a dummy
Then shake my head and laugh.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Teacher

An idealistic realist
Keeps striving for the best
While knowing it takes more than hope
To make it through the test

The pessimistic narcissist
Is never far behind
Demanding everyone adhere
To dictates they’ve designed

An altruistic wanderer
Showed us all how to be
A humble and forgiving sort
That loves humanity.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Testify

From a tiny seed
A tree may sprout
Or a brooding copse of doubt
And if you bleed
From every bout
It’s time to toss the towel out
But when you’re freed
Don’t ever pout
Say thank you with each joyful shout.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Muted

Keep talking shit
I’ll laugh (and how)
Your life is one big flub

My tongue was bit
So often, now
There’s just a bloody nub.