Heads Explode

When the summer air dries the mind,

while the human condition  becomes designed,

to employ an ideal,

to suggest we steal

each other’s value for the benefit of our own

each mannerism, gesture from where found unknown.

We only benefit by the knowledge of truth

as that reality slides we belong long in the tooth.

He wanted to take over the centerstage,

he took a walk cognizant of age,

the public suggested he was the one

he was the sort of person we’d hope had won,

but the world came crashing down,

he suddenly just wore a frown,

nobody could see it really coming when it happened,

this was and easy route he thought, so his write’s penned.

We will have you ready,

in every manner steady

to full the people with crisp harsh criticisms,

so brutal we’ll have to revisit our own isms.

I want to be your guy,

look at me so sly,

yet now I’m here standing near the crest of the mountain,

seems a lovely day to go searching for the perfect tan.

Listening to the News

I’m feeling agitation,

listening to mouthpieces slam each other,

slam the office,

slam the American people,

Ignorance, forces themselves to believe

in rhetoric,

‘we will never be great again’

oh my, 6th grade Civics again.

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‘lead from behind’

Hah! – I won’t go there, but they might,

probably do.

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Remember when we were told by those we

believed in (we love)

‘you have to believe in yourself?’

I think we forgot,

I believe we have to redefine ourselves

BOOM!

rest assured,

the human condition remains as incredible as we have ever been,

Stop listening to the pretty faces,

turn off the feeds,

stop fueling advocates of fear,

look each other in the eyes again.

Had that moment lately?

when suddenly,

you looked and someone lived a different life  …

oh my, what a change, yes, that remarkable reality.

That ability to trust what it is, who we do,

love!

When we can breathe again …