Sunday, April 24, 2016

Stealth Story

The man on the periphery

slow dancing on the edge
of relevancy

has come to cherish
his transparency

for there is a certain majesty
in the cloak of anonymity

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The High Church of Hypocrisy

You Mud People
with your 
sinfully dirty ways
are now forbidden
to breathe 
our rarified
hermetically cleansed air
we now decree can't be shared

While the Lord we speak for 
loves you all the same
your very existence we abhor

So go forth and exist no more
and maybe someday
you'll be as self righteously
born again pure
as we 
your pious persecutors 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Beast TV

on my TV nightly  

Man killing man
in a bloody
drip by drip
species demolition spree

Pundits pundicate
and speculate
their pet theories
about plausible 
cause and effect

While distraught moralists

slip into

their fashionable outraged masks

Of course none of us
jungle inhabitants
waste any brain energy
on the daily carnage

Cause we know

the curse of this species

is that in our savage hearts

we are all scared beasties 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Lifetime Underachievement Award

Used to believe I might be
somebody of note someday

A dream I shared

along with the rest
of anonymous humanity

Of course
life did not work out that way

as I plunged
into the crowded pit
of maddening mediocrity

Cause the achievement light
rarely shines
on those like me
who traverse
the safe and easy path
of the chronically lazy

as we collectively sit
on our spectator asses
and gaze up longingly
at the stars blazing bright
that could have been us