By the electric riverbed I laid
Taken captive by its sound
The sweet, fake droning of this false place
Lulled me in and out of sleep
As my hand hung in its binary shore
Feeling the bits of information wash over my fingertips and disappear as they came
The river lapping at the land
Licking its digital lips a little at a time
A little at a time
I recognized its danger
Yes, it’s shallow but it stretches for miles
Look, it goes on and on
I wish I could explain it
Like something I’ve heard
Before but it’s
Can my mind tell the difference
An electric riverbed and a real one?
Photo credit: “physical bit” by Flickr user Miki Toshimichi
The power and resources
Of the American Man
Good god it’s an infinite machine
A deep sleeping mine
Of gold and old money
Holding on until someone gets lucky
Until he blasts his way through
The endless tunnels of riches
Using a slick word
Gems, rubies, diamonds
All of which can be sold at a price
To feed the guy on the corner
The one holding that cardboard sign
HUNGRY ARMY VET ANYTHING WILL HELP PLEASE
We’ve all seen him
And sometimes I drive past
Fifty feet below my car lies an abandoned system of sufficiency
These rocks that can be polished and shaped into fish and loaves
The money’s there
It just needs to be seized, siphoned, and distributed
Everyone reach into your pockets and give what you’ve got
American Man, give what you’ve got
Photo credit: “Panhandler sleeping Winnipeg” by Flickr user Dave Shaver
Within the human heart there is:
We can’t escape the problem we are
Let us surrender – let us give up our lives
Give them to God
That he may provide comfort in the midst of that list
Mom, Dad, Fam,
Salty savage trash
Lit – bet
Take the L
There is no justice!
They wail as ambling boys are blown away.
We are justice.
They insist while slinging fire and steel.
Where is justice?
I wonder while bloating on the couch.
Anyone who badgers his friends
With too many Candy Crush requests
Will be burned at the stake Salem-style
And it will air on national TV
For the sick enjoyment of the masses
Good night, and God Bless America.