Trying To Be Like Dick Cheney

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  I was

(another

enthralling episode

begins)

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 I was

(we’re all on the edge

of our

theatre seats)

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I was doing

Sunday

morning

chores

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Three plugged toilets

freed

& burnished clean

& still mopping

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A dancing work horse

tied to a

pyramid

brick

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A battalion of queasy soldiers

swallowing

ammo &

spitting bullets

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A horse fly

smacking

& cracking

the front-room window

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I was

trying

to be

like Dick Cheney

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One

American

top dog

go getter

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When the mission manager

declared

“That’s enough ~ don’t

do anymore ~ you’re done”

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& I thank

Jesus

I am not

   Dick Cheney…

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(Copyright Clyde Collins 2012)

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Door To Door Campaigner #8

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Knock knock

Hi!

I am Sola of Mars.

I’m getting out the vote

for President Obama

in the

smaller communities

of Arizona

because there’s so few

Democrats

in this strange state of

beautiful rocks & trees.

Are you

registered to vote?

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Also, you might like getting acquainted with

Randi Rhodes instead of, ugh, Rush Limbaugh:

http://www.randirhodes.com/main.html

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Crazy Man’s Outfit

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Look at that outfit

little day-pack

bigger back-pack

side by side like a couple of tombstones

there at the head of my rack

which is the top bunk

the bigger pack swankly wearin’ my hat ~ soiled

and crummy of course

with a teen magazine centerfold of Kristen Stewart

hanging on the wall watching over

this poor old homophobic man’s outfit

all under the fucked-up asbestos ceiling of

this poor old mission

oh & there’s a sprinkler head up there too

ready to go off at the slightest sign of fire

everything I need in the world

right here &

with not a penny in my pocket

or a job to which to go

in the morning

   ho ho ho…

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(Copyright Clyde Collins 2012)

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Mice Lost In The Maze

It’s the latest craze

homeless men in a maze

of rumpled bunk beds

the mission dorm is full o’ bobbing heads

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That one goes that way

this one goes this way

One goes one way

so another goes another way

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Laborers & recovering addicts

young computer game fanatics

fat boy heart attacks

& incompacitated rack-backs

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There’s a student or two

one has the flu

a motley crew of missionites

helps keep the mission going days & nights

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That one goes that way

this one goes this way

One goes one way

so another goes another way

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They’ll pray but they won’t vote

dreaming in a plastic dream boat

that won’t float forevermore

   but back on the chapel floor…

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That one goes that way

this one goes this way

it’s the latest craze

   homeless men lost in the maze…

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(Copyright Clyde Collins 2012)

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