For the beggar on the corner

to keep your balance
when you lose your footing –
or your foot…arm, leg, eye
on the John Wayne Highway
to make the world safe
for democracy… or Monsanto,
Exxon…I don’t know
Godamn-Sachs, the gospel
according to Matthew, Mark
Locke and Smith.

of church and state, my ass,
more like separation of life and limb.
Don’t quite see it? Hard to face
when it might cost you
that year-end holiday bonus.
(Mammon was a pipsqueak)

God Bless
it said on the guy’s
curbside cardboard calling card –
hand written with a red marker
and of course the maimed vet believes !
Who wouldn’t hope for a fair shake
in the next round.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s