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

Let Them Eat Cake…

December 16, 2009

I thought the waste and insensitivity were about to end.

Look Here:

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…

If you want to love Jesus

December 11, 2008

He looks like this:

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Not this:

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fear enslaves us

September 11, 2008

each place –
its own box
of terror.

before you place
money in hand –
blow off the dead
like dust

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Our country was born of
contempt for privilege.

Yet we are now besmirched

for having those same
patriotic opinions.

You are trailer trash
until they need you.

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Here I am at a secret meeting. We are making energy policy.

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to all the extremists

May 19, 2008

you fuckers
you stupid fuckers
look what you have done