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THE CAMEL AND THE MOOD MODIFYING MUNCHER

THE CAMEL AND THE MOOD MODIFYING MUNCHER

After a while
the mounting evidence
of mirrors and old family photos

And why am I the one
always wearing the fat suit

Why is it
that there is still
nothing that tastes as good
as it feels not to feel

Why the little camel
sent to bed without supper

Still insures against lack
with a hump on his front
not his back

GRANOLA GRENADES FOR GANDHI

GRANOLA GRENADES FOR GANDHI

“Even God himself dare not appear to a starving man,
except in the form of bread”
– Mahandas Gandhi

So many fellow women and men today
down at the corner of have and have not
asking for a little of what we’ve got

Flying cardboard signs that say
“I’m a hungry homeless vet”
or one I saw the other day
“the repo’d my Lear Jet”

Being a poet what I mostly have is words
but remembering the words of Gandhi
I decide instead of something to read
I’ll give them what they really need

It’s simple enough, just take an elastic band
and wrap three dollar bills around a bar
you can place them in their hand
or you can throw them pretty far

If monks balance the world with prayer
perhaps these souls balance it with pain

So if they don’t like granola, that’s OK with me
the carnivores can afford to attack a Big Mac
and the thirsty are half way to a six pack

THANKSGIVING

THANKSGIVING

The natives did share their food with the
first settlers

But
It is well documented
though not well known
that the first official Thanksgiving
(proclaimed by the governor of the
Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1637)
was in celebration of a massacre of 700 Pequot
men, women, and children gathered together
for their own dance of thanks

Ordered out of their home they were shot as
they came forth; those who stayed inside
were burned alive

We have a long history of freedom

We have freed the Americans from America

We are now freeing the Iraquis from Iraq

There will feasting when the boys come back