FIRST LOVE

First Love 

The first remembered 
the first held 
the first slept with 
the first the parents accepted 

They were always there 
as you grew 
they stayed 
beside you 
accepting 
strong 
silent 

Bear, puppy, lion, chimp 
whatever the shape outside 
they were stuffed full inside 
with your childhood 
your innocence 
your first love 

October 14, 2018



Bobo

WATCH THE FLAG YOU LOVE

Watch The Flag You Love 

When reality ceases to hide 
behind white-out 
and love climbs over 
cultural taboos 
the old indoctrinate the young 
and wave the flags of ancient evil 
and their god will damn you 
if you dare to take a knee 
society slides back 
the light dims 
and the watches in the closet 
are no longer safe 

October 13, 2018

BULLET TALES

Bullet Tales 

Ministry of an old death cult 
letters to the editor 
a jailbird sang their story 
and a narcissist bought the fairy tale 

Upending their life 
abandoning their mate 
lying to their children 
they flew to the other’s cage 

Down past the southern border 
a romance with guards 
a marriage behind bars 

Then with freedom 
came fists 
drunken reality 
and a mad run 
with an infant 

and they did not live happily ever after 

October 12, 2018