Thursday, May 21, 2015

Scraggly

Should every weed
be guaranteed
a chance to take root and succeed
or should we yank
(expressions blank)
those we deem as lower rank?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On the Fly

A writhing mass of feathers in the road
made me sad because a bird was hurt
until I saw that lively lump explode
into two whose passion had been curt.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Roughnecks

The cranes are in the river
their long necks sticking out
each slender graceful sliver

is like a supple sprout
with every load a shiver
will test that they stay stout.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Trappings

I'm not a fan of fame
but maybe that's because
it isn't mine to claim
and even if it was
I'd probably feel the same

for I prefer my peace
but in the spotlights glare
intrusions never cease
and you're in prison where
you'll never earn release.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Plotters

I don't ever want to play the part of a statistic on a government chart -- The Police


To them you're just a tiny dot
that should give thanks for what you've got
the noise that skews their perfect bell
the feeders they would love to fell
so when you're pushed upon a graph
just spit into their eyes and laugh
for though the data's theirs to tweak
the earth is promised to the meek.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Equalizer

A pool of light
immersed in fear
unholy sight
deception near

remaining free
not hard to do
remember He
who died for you.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Thrashed

Half my life -- for what?
A fool inclined to strut
beneath an auburn mane
so ignorant yet vain
offsetting every gain
despite the effort spent
we couldn't make a dent
as money freely flowed
except to who was owed
we reaped the tares he sowed.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Robotics

No one wants to hear the truth
because it's such a bummer
as they indoctrinate the youth
and teach them to be dumber

the brightest pupils dimmer
through pointlessness and pill
until there is no glimmer
of purpose or free will.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Clarity

My mind's been like an agitated bat
careening all around the room these days
and though at times my grandson is a brat
today the grinning moppet calmly says
"I'm happy." and nothing seemed a bother after that.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Criminal

If you choose to break the law
then you accept the risk
so please rehinge your jaw
and keep your mourning brisk.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Devilish

The blossoms gild the tree
a splendid banquet for the eyes
until the fruit is free
for those with appetites to prise
and gorge upon with glee

the flesh so firm and sweet
that no one thinks about the cost
they simply choose to eat
but hunger isn't all that's lost
the serpent's win complete.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Fencing

The grackles had a spat
and peeping through the slat
gave me quite a voyeuristic thrill
but maybe I should mind
my own plot, lest I find
that privacy is dwindling to nil.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Interloper

I hear the precious laughter
of little ones at play
on this normal seeming day
but will we hear it after

the process that approaches?
I'd best enjoy the fun
too impotent to run
as entropy encroaches.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Evaluation

I'm breaking every level of control
and freeing up my body, mind and soul
I'm broker than I've ever been before
but honestly, I've never felt worth more.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Arbeit macht frei

It's such an endless hassle
to be a voiceless vassal
within a system skewed to dominate

you're just another number
they're eager to encumber
with the less-than-liberating weight

of chains that keep you docile
in service to a fossil
the foul and unforgiving fascist state.