Poem: Dial waiting

Landline telephones Ringing themselves back to sleep Leave a message at the beep But no one checks their messages We’re all blocked and silent With vibrating pants. Texting is the fake new deal Pretending we’re real No one’s listening just Homeland security Amazon and the corporate CIA henchmen spinning lies. Facebook posting pics Of lunch…

Poem: Humans are unnatural

Why do humans think it’s within their rights to imprison a tiger, leopard, lion, bear, monkey domesticate them from their natural habitat brand them with collars, rope them with leashes. Money is a trap for sell outs to prove their worth in things, glittering rare objects, gleaming rings. Why are the owners surprised when their…

Monsters and Supercreeps

When I was a kid monsters were meant to be scary. They were dramatically deformed, had supernatural powers and were predators. Vampires, zombies, werewolves, aliens emerged from folklore. Stories, especially fairy tales contained dark lessons, moral warnings about faithfulness and betrayal. The stories were often graphically violent and grotesque although they were meant for children….