Peace on Earth

December 19, 2016

On the Outside

December 18, 2010

You never look
at me.
I often look
at you.

You have
those things
I am told
bring happiness.

I have
those things
I am told
bring shame.

I look into
your restaurant –

you spend
my week’s wages
in a night

so elegant
so white

table cloths
and candles
fine wine
and waiters.

I could go on
and on,

but I have been ordered
to move along…

2008

When I Become Santa

December 21, 2009

We move operations south,
to a thousand
desperate places.

We make toys
for souls.

Peaceful and playful
thoughtful and titillating toys.

Unafraid and knowing –
we walk this earth

giving gifts.

2007

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Plastic Piece on Earth

December 21, 2009

Let Them Eat Cake…

December 16, 2009

I thought the waste and insensitivity were about to end.

Look Here:

How Is This Change?

December 15, 2009

Living like royalty in a desperate world.

Dying for Christmas

December 14, 2009

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The tree we cut
and carried
into our home

the one
we shackled
then
trimmed

sang to
then
toasted

now lays
in the gutter

her
hooks
and tinsel
riffling on the wind

2007

photo by: Matthew Drumright


my buddy

December 22, 2008

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after playing in snow
he comes home
a confection

On the Outside Looking In

December 21, 2008

You never look
at me.
I often look
at you.

You have
those things
I am told
bring happiness.

I have
those things
I am told
bring shame.

I look into
your restaurant –

you spend
my week’s wages
in a night

so elegant
so white

table cloths
and candles
fine wine
and waiters.

I could go on
and on,

but I have been ordered
to move along…

When I Become Santa

December 4, 2008

We move operations south:
to Newark, Watts, Bronx
East LA and ten thousand
other desperate places.

We will make toys
for souls.

Peaceful and playful
thoughtful and titillating toys.

Unafraid and knowing –
we will walk this earth

giving gifts.

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