Ourselves

Slander fouls meager trials for trying

Times. Don’t you wish the gossip kings

And queens would leave us all alone? I

Know. I’ve done it many times, but some

People just like to tear others apart like

It’s a damned sport! Just drop the act. No

One is any better or worse than anyone

Else. We are all humans just trying to be

Ourselves.

To Disagree

Baby promises lead to grown up values,

Peeking through the clouds, just being.

Do you wonder, sometimes, if anyone

Cares about the types of ideas you have in

Your head? I do. It seems family and

Friends don’t always agree. I guess that is

The nature of humanity, that is, to

Disagree.

The Pinnacle

Boom locks reveal lamb chop tango beets

Singing state rolling phones veering onto

Lakes of stone crying rainbows hallelujah

Boy malls cool estate reeking of sacks in

Baskets about preventing disease like

Symptoms in tiny animals crawling

Across stupid cackling buntings huts we

Were weird we want space and cookies

And awesome video games to play all

Night long. Wasted minds are the

The pinnacle of our civilization, after all.

Maybe

Loud meandering Goldilox keeps pilfering

Food bowls she’s insane she’s a cat no I

Know she’s not you are hungry, I get it

Leaving moss on shoes is like an oak tree

Losing it’s nerve hair falling out like a

Cancer and chemo and all that radioactive

Terribleness that plagues the sick the

Lonely the desperate oh, for another try

At it but if it works to save my life maybe

It’s worth it. Maybe.

A Shame

Hello seeking bell ringers zooming circles

Around ground keepers yuuuuuge yes off

Forward friends cruel comments onto me

Pile into vehicles speed down tracks now

Polls say never again no it’s a shame oh

I hate it when greedy rich people want to

Squeeze the vulnerable and helpless for

Just a little more and each together adds

To a billion more for their silk pockets it’s

A shame

Zimbabwe

Healing homesteads vendors jump heads

Kicking lips friends confront wanting bits

Jeers cells fears green years dents creases

Poison rolls fusion bears goosebumps am

Love flips weeks trolls growls hits zoom

Lop review yonder wonder sooner than

Tomatoes goofy lids cool rear Zimbabwe

Smile

Study foul aberrant clues future sink reel

Lacking enable volume cross sickle tick or

Stack moose beef stick frolicking ocular is

Maneuvering hot vats semblance sicken

Norse robbery pirates tackling fish shores

Deepening stab slow blood trickles smile

Everything

Benevolent meaning saves sword fights

In alleys where thunderers wrong maids

And tempers flare. Rowdy talk and angry

Thought sometimes make for bitter some

Whats. Allowing adolescent schmoozing

Presents problems for parents who wish

To teach their kids reality. Let’s all just

Stay in fantasyland, shall we? Say the

Fake ones with the expensive everything.

Just Ask

Pennies for your many thoughts spinning

Round in your head just now, instead of

Other gifts without real value. How do

You really feel? I want to know. What’s

Troubling you, and how can I help? Amen.

So ask. Take an interest. Relationships

Are only momentarily physical, but that

Is not where lasting meaning is. Smile.

Communicate. Share your dreams, your

Pain, your values. These are the stars that

Shine the brightest. Yes, even pain, when

You share it. Open up. Be yourself. Ask

For help, if you need it. Don’t be afraid.