enlightenment

waxing gibbous moon
leaps naked from trees’ shadows –
so came we to love

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2015

memory of bygone summer nights

cloaked in the night breeze
we would lie talking softly –
prelude to the kiss

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lamentation for a nation that’s lost its way

in my lifetime  this nation has gone
from imperfect democracy
to altogether corrupt plutocracy,
led by a two-party system of kleptocrats,
servile automatons with lies
ever on their lips and bloodied hands
always extended for their quid pro quo.
and too many of its people
go along to get along even though
in their gut they know that it’s all
counterfeit, unseemly, perverse,
the seedy path to perdition
as a nation, as a people.  Heaven
help us all – for it seems we can
no longer help ourselves…

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2015

Giving thanks where due – for Donald Trump

Despite his blowhard pomposity,
or maybe because of it, Mr. Comb Over
confirmed what many have feared:
that politics in this so-called democracy
of the Distraught States of America
is a corrupt sham, a choreographed lie
floating on a swell of dollars and bad faith,
rushing toward an empire’s oblivion
while greedy wolves count their gains,
and we less fortunate count our pennies.
Unlike ancient Rome in similar straits
we don’t even have bread and circuses
merely circuses and “reality” TV.

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© Gregory V Driscoll 2015

Suggestions for Assorted Political Bumper Stickers

for Donald Trump: Narcissus for President, 2016!

for Jeb Bush: I’m no Shrub – I’m a sprout. Vote Bush in 2016!

for Chris Christie: Arrogance is the New Chic – Vote Christie in ’16!

for Carly Fiorina:
Help Me Land My Golden Parachute – Carly is Gnarly in ’16!

for Hillary Clinton:
I’m A Poor Little Rich Girl. Please Vote Hillary in 2016!

for Bernie Sanders:
Socialist in Name Only – Zionist to the Core… Vote Bernie in ’16!

 

© Gregory V Driscoll  2015

mystery lacking secrets

in moonlight  snail trails:
lustrous strands crisscross the walk:
signs of things unseen

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2015

haikai no renga – newlyweds’ halfhearted lament

oh beast with two backs
lust’s idol yet love’s image
your slaves are we now
falling naked anywhere
day and night conjoined carefree

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2015