Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Optimization

I've been a bit too distracted
just doing the things I must do
with prepping and cleaning
and crazy careening
to possibly pen a protracted
attempt at prose for you

but today I've had time to ponder
between each unshakable task
and moments for jotting
or playfully plotting
the thoughts of a mind prone to wander
in search of new questions to ask.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Protesting

Belay your excitement
we all face indictment
for biases learned or innate,
to those so offended:
what fence have you mended,
and tell me, what color is hate?

Monday, November 24, 2014

All In

Scour the muck
you may have luck
get dirty to see
what treasure might be.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Visited

It started as summer was ending
a duty we couldn't defer
contorted, but never done bending
we keep going back to the stir

to comfort a child convicted
of breaking the law of the few
and suffering what was inflicted
by lying enforcers in blue.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Carry On

There isn't much to say
but no one's worried anyway
for silence isn't hard to misconstrue
and so I'll be a sport
remembering to keep it short
we all have other things we'd rather do.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Tsk

You can see it on the face
of those that stare into space
and think ignorance is grace.

they drool just a tad
but I can't ever get mad
" for it is simply sad.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

No Fare

Preventive measures never ranked that high
upon the list of things I had to do
we can't forestall the fact that we will die
but maybe we can help reduce our rue
and with this in mind I'm making a vow
to forego the crispy fruit of the sow.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Slumming

I rant
to my aunt
whose cares
are scant

she shrugs
and then bugs
my cuz
for drugs

once high
she will lie
for a buzz
even die.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Greener Pastures

Shadows swoop across the fields
as clouds go drifting by
the endless wonder nature wields
is pleasing to the eye
the golden patch where men have sown
is interlaced with green
and, from where I stand, alone
it's achingly serene.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Accumulation

Distorted moaning laughter howls
outside my window pane
the mid-november skyline scowls
with swirling gray disdain

the bony trees with wrinkled skin
are now completely bare
and clatter, so withdrawn and thin
like skeletons everywhere

this tired year is almost through
it's slowing to a crawl
I long for brilliant skies of blue
as snow begins to fall.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Oh Yeah!

In a land without labels
how would you be hailed
and would innuendos
still be thinly veiled
and heated exchanges
or pitiful shame
might never exist
for we'd all be the same

identical, yes...
that's the way we should be
so perfectly programmed
there's no flaw to see
and if we get lucky
we won't have to think
I hope you like kool-aid
the national drink.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Silent Majority

It's not about what's best
but who can say they're right
while banging on their chest
and furthering the fight

that propagates the myth
that voting is a choice
till finding on the fifth
we still can't find our voice.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Gossamer

The tenuous thread which binds us here
is finer than a strand of silk
that sparkles from a sheath of dew
when morning is still fresh and new
and hope sustains our ilk
on tenuous threads that bind us here.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

My Pal

A tree just gave me a peace sign
it's crazy but it's true
the limb extended to the side
the ending split in two
it even seemed to wave at me
as a warmer west wind blew
and I'll never look at other trees
the same way, how bout you?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Abstain

Forgive my lack of fervor
but passion is a murmur
when strident voices strive to prove they're right
in any open forum
the keyword is decorum
so learn to have respect or leave my sight!