Monthly Archives: May 2014

estar en buenas manos /in good hands

manos como guantes
llevaba para decoración
tomar con lujuria
la corriente de química
escondido dentro
universo en expansión
dentro de su mente

manos que saben
manos que te hacen
tú son sus herramienta
sus desempeño
sus marioneta
enamorado de las cuerdas
que le conectan

bienvenida a las manos
manos que poner en libertad
con el tirón suave
de tú cuerdas
y tú la amas a ella mucho
manos que tú cree en

hands like gloves
put on for decoration
to take lustfully
the chemical flow
concealed within
expanding universe
inside your mind

hands that know
hands that fashion you
you are their tool
their performance
their marionette
smitten with the strings
that connect you

hands you welcome
hands that set you free
with the gentle tug
of your strings
and you love her dearly
hands you believe

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petroleum junkie (america what are you doing?)

commander and priest
– obama anoints you
(a mighty fortress is our drone)
how can one c-e-o,
have so much power?
confess your text messages,
under the killing rain
of hellfire (missiles)
and obama-nation

prophet palin proclaims
the sacrament of torture
at the baptismal font
of ply-board, water jug, and rag
the implements of pol pot,
assimilated by the new religion
democracy has come to you
for the drowning of 100 times
your soul will be cleansed
and brought into the fold
of petroleum nation

one nation under a habit
a nation beyond criticism
beyond the mention
of her mainline crude
as if the needle tracks
are silent badges of honor
for they attacked us first
; america
does too much – other good
while spreading the word
across omniscient satellites
to a hungry world
of brutal imperfection
she can help, she can hurt

are you frightened yet?
tropical island paradise,
the holy land, awaits you
with feeding tubes of charity
horror without redress
where fallibility is as absurd
as facing your accusers

“pay no attention to that man behind the curtain”
he works for you
and all are eligible
to win the lottery

postscript:
with this work
i do formally announce
my candidacy
for reeducation
and assimilation
please make a donation
of that which you worship most

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featured in Norfolk’s AltDaily

I have a poem, photo, and explanation featured on Norfolk’s AltDaily.

The poem is “the corpse of yesterday” and the photo is death hides in the past and the future. The poem’s formatting is not perfect but it will do. The photo and poem are followed by a short explanation of my thought processes and is titled “Headless Angel.”

Check it out and let me know what you think.

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