Friday, October 18, 2013

The Butler Begins to Have Doubts

The Butler Begins to Have Doubts

The Butler Begins to Have Doubts (2012)




Dr. Mike said...


Bonehead delivers valentine packages from overseas
To the schizophrenics in the children’s ward.

Bonehead has a purple fleur-de-lis in his buttonhole
And he looks stupefied outside any C&W bar.

There’s this giant rubber smile to Bonehead’s
Smacker, as if he’d swallowed a ten-gallon hat.

Bonehead graduated from Harvard, with honors,
And joined the right secret societies.

Bonehead tells constituents what they want to hear,
Especially if it causes great fear against the poor.

Bonehead sells titanium cutlery from door to door;
The sharper the blade, the smoother the diced tomato.

Bonehead will always be re-elected because he
Kisses babies and never raped any male interns.

Bonehead sees the world as flat -- a straight line
From national reserves to his off-shore accounts.

Bonehead, to join the rich in the pyramids of Egypt,
Corners the market on breathable air and sells its stocks.

Bonehead encourages whistleblowers to come out in the open,
And then bankrupts and persecutes them into jail.

It is not enough that enemies suffer, Bonehead knows,
Keep them alive for that very last drop of blood or spinal fluid.

Bonehead carries a Geiger-counter to clock the radiation
That he still believes his steel codpiece will protect him from.

Bonehead’s religion teaches that the meek will inherit the earth,
Like swarms of cockroaches devouring each other.

[Disposable Poem October 20, 2013]
Dr. Mike

Dr. Mike said...

R. I. P. Lou Reed

From shipwrecked sailors
Flares call for help. In deep space,
Now, all sound snuffed out.

{Disposable Haiku October 27, 2013]
Dr. Mike

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