Who breaks the law?
Who makes the law?
Legals came here,
killed the native buffalo food
chained a people’s body and mind
dropped atomic bombs on 2 large cities
and we still make the law.
in the open
here and now
dew drops on the cotton sheet.
a dark seascape,
on a moonless night.
A foot in time,
one still behind,
not here, not there.
Eat your heart out.
If no light pours through,
do it again.
That’s what they say in church. They say,
‘It’s better upstairs and worse downstairs.
Pray to go up, sin to go down’.
I say, ‘Tell me what to do on this floor now,
not yesterday or tomorrow. I’ll ask for guidance,
when I am in those places’.
You wanna’ stand out? Stand up!
We plant and grow apples.
Bugs eat the apples.
We spray the fruit and kill the bugs.
The bugs evolve and eat the sprayed fruit.
We use stronger spray to kill the bugs.
We eat the apples.
We open the door and there it is,
No time left. Now what?
NO TIME LEFT!
All beings, human and not, are connected as life.
He said do it with hard pounding.
She said go slow and lick the petals.
throws up his arms and shouts,
“It’s all mine”.
So quickly we forget.
A child today may be an adult killed by a killer tomorrow.
Will your child be killer killed or a killed killer?
Someone said, ‘When the student is ready, the teacher will appear’.
I said, ‘Does that mean, when I’m preening in the mirror I can say,
‘Thank you for appearing’?
They say love is measured in grams and carats.
I measure my love in ounces at the juice bar.
Love that lasts forever?
Any pawn shop will dispel that myth.
the Right says, ‘Read this book’.
How many will say, ‘Read all books and make up your own mind’?
This is how it works.
A and B are in conflict. X markets weapons to both combatants.
The conflict spreads to C, D and E.
X increases production to supply all parties.
X shareholders increase investment.
X owners expand facilities.
X blue and white collars earn more and spend more.
Everybody is happy. Right?
When our forebears viewed their reflected images before words,
what were their thoughts?
People in power want to keep it.
Doesn’t matter the position or system.
Some are community-minded.
Others are Me-mine-I minded.
Each may become the other.
Look around and see Me-mine-I in the mirror.
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for more brick and mortar,
just to be sure, just in case, just because
some habits are hard to break.
I dive into a haystack and become Van Gogh’s sun.