Now that we know what we’ve always known

And hear what we always heard

And see what we always saw,

Can we stand where we always stood?


Learn how to occupy less space.

Gorge on oil rich pickings, well traveled.

Or devour glossy puss forking Pandora’s bowl of junk

Smile, you’re on rented time and place.

The glitterati and the shitterati

Man’s inhumanity to man

Framed in the gallery

Slammed in the back.
The inhumanity of wealth

The inhumanity of hunger

Staring at each other across a marble floor of indifference, where

For now, we walk in awe.  

There is such noise

there is such noise in the world

and much silence 

inside those lonely minds


say it’s alright 

i see what she sees

hear what he hears

say what they say

but sometimes, often,

there’s no need