Sunday, February 11, 2018

Formula Worship

Here at the Church of Pragmatism
our functionalist congregation
prays to the Gods of Logic
and orderly sterility

Stored in a warehouse cathedral
of black and white theology
the pilgrims are stacked and categorized
as all personal relations
are compartmentalized
to a spreadsheet equation
that attempts to summarize
the complexities of this
illogical human existence

Friday, February 9, 2018

Shoot The Town Cryer

Outraged commentary
about our failing humanity
streaming 24/7
on multiple media outlets

The posting of great revelations
of life's inconsistencies
while tweaking hypocrisies
that serve to confirm the obvious
that life is inherently unfair


Monday, February 5, 2018

Reverse Predator

We feast on the bones
of the slaughtered beast
who made the fatal mistake
of launching an attack
and charging our pack
thinking it was hunting us
not knowing the firepower we carried
while violating the first rule of warfare:

Know thy enemy

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Mirror Mirror Go Away

Don't wanna be me

I never really did

but I've played along
as programed

Being a hollow man
for what seems an eternity

Don't wanna be me

Wearing all these labels
Husband, father, friend,
Half ass professional
bean counting clown

Too many clever perceptions
weighing me down

Trudging in place
with all the other
sorry souls
hiding behind smiley
Facebook facades

All the fucking self pity poetry
from this "Count Your Blessings" guy
sure does reek of hypocrisy

Such is the price one pays
when their whole one act play
is based on a worn out cliche

Tis such a locked in existence
once the path of settlement is taken

This desperation too shall pass
as long as the medication lasts

Monday, September 25, 2017

Captain Chaos

Captain Chaos
owes his very existence
to constant friction

A child of turmoil is he

Can not exist in serenity

Peace is his kryptonite 

So he pokes the hornet's nest
whenever his powers wane
and ravenously feeds
off the negative energy
supplied by
his growing legions of enemies

A dangerous game he plays
inciting tension's domain
but conflict is all he knows
and hatred his premium rocket fuel

Of course the poison spewed
will splatter him dormant eventually 
as it has throughout history
on all rapid dog demagogues 

This comforting assumption
is based on the calculation
our deranged captain
does not waste us first


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Uncover Charge

Plying the flirt babe
with drinks and humor

All my best material
she was buying

Putty in my hands
til I was advised
she was pay for play

Much to my dismay
I lacked the proper capital
to successfully invest
in her sexual affections

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Good Sisters Of Merry

Mary's enthusiasm in bed
was matched
only by her nympho sister Maggie

They loved sharing their men
(Who worshipped their
generosity religiously)

So competitive were they
to be the top lay
their bedsprings did sing
Nearer My God To Thee

Now those of a repressed
Puritanical bent
sought to strip them
of their carnal habits​​​​​​
with a stained glass blast
of fire and brimstone guilt

but the girls could not be swayed
by lame biblical passages
drenched in hypocrisy
(since those bible dudes
we always begatting
with multiple wives)

In the end
the merry sisters
kept doing what came naturally
just as the Lord intended
when he created woman and man
in that lost paradise of Eden