Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sad to Think

Sad to think
We'd have climate change licked
If killer drones gobbled CO2
As easily as they take lives

Sad to think
We'd have less racism
If we separated people into Vanilla, Chocolate, and Mixed
And put them in separate bubbles
Where they could hate people like themselves

Sad to think
We'd even out inequality
If we supported everyone
So they could grow healthy and strong
Fulfilled by contributing to a better society
Instead of crushed competing for a better economy

Sad to think

Thursday, November 10, 2016

A GREAT Nation

Make America GREAT again

Gay-bashing
Racist
Extremist
Arrogant
Terrifying

Mission accomplished
But
As any minority will tell you
There was no need

America never stopped being GREAT


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Black Bolt Beauty

Japanese high school girl
Ran through the morning commute
Leather gym bag clearing paths
Ponytail flashing a rebuke
Then was gone

When the Earth Shifts

When the earth Shifts
Under your Feet
It Means
It is Still There

When everything you Built
Falls to Pieces
It Means
Build Stronger

When the earth Shifts
Under your Feet
It Means
You find Yourself




Friday, October 14, 2016

Gold Day Night

The only work that gets done
On Friday night trains
Is watching neon stations
Drift in then out of view
Across your own face

Monday, September 26, 2016

A Peaceful Spot

There's a spot in space
Out by LaGrange 4 or 5
Balanced between moon and earth
Where it is impossible
To think of god or country
Where war and strife
Fall from you into the sun
Like an applecart rolling downhill
Where eye and heart are filled
By a blue silver colossus
Where others cease to exist
And only sisters and brothers remain

We need to find this spot
Pass each and every one through it
On our way to the stars
A cosmic baptism into
A true space race

Monday, September 19, 2016

My Ancient Stories

Have I spent too long
In this Country of Mice down the hole
Where my sandwich rolled long ago
Drinking sake and eating rice cakes
Made by mouse hands
The smaller treasure box my gift


Have I strayed too long
In this undersea kingdom
With my mermaid princess
Holding my youth in a box
No way home save a turtle's back
Too slow to see alive anyone I knew

Have I lounged too long
On this Demon's Isle
Arrogant in my belief
That no warrior will arise from a peach
Rouse the dogs, pheasants and monkeys
To drive my kind from this Land of Gods


I believe I have
But how would I know
When I am but a character in the story