Merry Xmas

Plastic wreathes
In windows hung
Comically urging
Yuletide dung.

Tinfoil garlands
In garish array
Brassily shouting
“Have a nice day”.

Winking dwarf light bulbs
Vulgarly strung,
Convulsing in spectra
Carelessly slung.

Modest mute manger
Enduring the blaze,
Buried in corner’s
Obscured hushed haze.


“We’re all going to say ‘Merry Christmas’ again!”

          -Donald Trump 2016


How Peace Works

All hail to the peacemakers:

Their presence so strong.

Their outreach encourages

Wise sense in our throng.


The schools for the peacemakers:

Utterly serene

Universal, inclusive,

Structurally clean.


We get from the peacemakers:

Goodwill, synchronized,

Harmony, tranquility

Composed, equitized.


We give to the peacemakers:

Agreed assurance

Unity, purposeful oaths

Pledge reassurance.


We all become peacemakers:

Enduringly kind.

Evolved, inevitable.

A product of mind.

The Russian Obfuscation

Hillary did it; Bernie did it; the GOP did it, the Russians did it; Satan did it; Crowdstrike confirmed that the Russians did it, yet, “The DNC servers at the center of this controversy were never turned over to the FBI for forensic investigation.”

If you believe any of this Putinesque sleight of hand, eventually you will be disappointed! Not because the Russians did or didn’t do it, but because we cannot our legislators not to sell us to the highest bidder to stockpile personal wealth.

What is indisputable is that we cannot and do not trust our officials with the power and responsibilities to which we consigned them. Legislators do not make sure people have affordable housing  (that means what a person can afford to pay without being financially burdened), do not ensure health, food, humans services, public education, for the general welfare AND a decent quality of the life for all persons in this country.

Trust issuesThe mistrust of the people is duly earned by the smoke, mirrors, rhetoric, and dog-and-pony shows to keep us quiet. The status quo has overrun its course, and if our leaders do not ease our suffering, pay their fair share of taxes, and re-earn the trust lost from the horrendous acts inflicted upon us, the revolution in the United States will make the Bastille look like a birthday party!

Disrespect Definition by Math

Idea stolen from Dodge comment on Racism Definition by Math.Disrespect Definition by Math

No Selfies, I


I capture time
In my camera
On a SIM card
For my future.

Sometimes I delete ugly or blurry memories.
Sometimes I never look at them.
Sometimes I Photoshop them
And recolor them as I want them to look.

I hardly ever print them;
I hide them in my camera.
When I look, I can’t see me behind the lens
Just light, color, darkness and other people.

As the invisible observer,
I do not play, laugh or cry.
My camera protects me
And lets me control life’s risks.


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