Robin Hood

  My daddy was a bankrobber but he never hurt nobody –Joe Strummer   “If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets” –Chris Rock     Here’s to the majority One paycheck from poverty Here’s to the underdog One paycheck from poverty   I will see you […]

John and Kevin, Saturday Night

    Whatcha gonna do now, Kevin Long Gone John took your favorite face   Lie Steal Thieve Deceit   Your favorite face on the pavement Saturday night’s entertainment Step right up   When the boogie man comes to get you Judges your character Judges your deeds   Pulls you apart to see what’s hidden […]

The Poet is a One Man Band

  Burnt and blue Drop and roll Red shoes behind a burgundy baby buggy   Yesterday’s hymn is tomorrow’s forgotten song The melancholic music of failure   That thirteen on her neck She can only get off when she’s high on her back   She stole away with my silver She stole away with my nightingales   […]

The Man Who Kissed Hands

  The man who kissed hands found those hands empty   Palsied hands on the road Attempting to repay student loans   People like us Nothing is handed to us And the man who kissed hands will make sure of that   Childcare Healthcare College Shit, paying the water bill   Forgo vacations Forgo new […]

Peso Rupiah Riyal

I wondered if terrorists would go after Trump’s many foreign business interests   Excel Venture LLC based in the French West Indies Century Properties based in Manila, Philippines Caribusiness Investments SRL, based in the Dominican Republic   YY Development Group based in Buenos Aries, Argentina Daewoo Engineering and Construction based in South Korea Sanei International […]

Destruction Chorus

  I’m still waiting for the miracle We’re all still waiting   for the miracle to come Leonard Cohen rings in my ear   His mighty baritone rings beckoning us to sing   Hallelujah There is protest in the air Breathe it in Breathe it in   —From “That Turned Ugly Fast” by Mark Berriman