American Heroes

American Heroes

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THE USO IS A NON-PARTISAN ORGANIZATION. Their motto is ‘until everyone comes home’. I only know this because I donate to them and was sent an email notification. Please, $20 is great – give to the USO! About 8-9 years ago, I called the USO NYC office and asked what the deployed soldiers needed. They gave me a list…. Afghanistan was hot literally and figuratively. They gave me an Afghani…

Ghosted

Ghosted

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14 Obvious Signs Your Daughter In Law Doesn’t Like You January 6, 2022 by Alexander Burgemeester Last Updated on January 6, 2022 by Alexander Burgemeester Relationships with in-laws can be difficult to navigate at times. This is why so much has been said about the touchy uncertainty of mother and daughter-in-law relationships. While much of the conversations tend to center around toxic mothers-in-law, what are you supposed to do when…

Last Chance

Last Chance

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Your Last Chance With all the rich girls I’d become close friends with The block cheese sat in the frig And powdered eggs that tasted like dirt I was the poor kid Fun and funny Crazy much Jumping roof to roof Still I did belong The road’s closed I began to know Merit scholarship to the finest school  With foster care attire My brain was not enough I sat alone…

Bereft

Bereft

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She broke every time life blew off the lidRan awayInside her head she hidShe’s goneShe’s leftAnd nowThe truth is bereft

Stfu

Stfu

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It’s a regular day In a regular life Hard once very much Rid of most strife Grateful and kind But God said Be humble  In truth In my head It said bend down bitch And be humble At first  I thought what God wouldn’t call me a bitch But god knows me best God can scratch, bite my itch So what if there’s shit  From long before  Now I’m confused …

Let Me Introduce You

Let Me Introduce You

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Take a walk with me all friends A journey to a happy end With twists and turns Sarcasm, wit And voices, tones to make you shit Oh get off the pot And have a laugh Take a walk Along life’s path When pockets full we’re emptied bare With nothing left but each other to share To start again From ashes down All were a Phoenix  Upon the ground Rise not…

Fucksgiving

Fucksgiving

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North Dakota Sioux I’m thankful muchBut keep the lieThe American IndianSliced and dicedOh maybe some from far awayHad good intentions Fell to the frayCame the hungry for what they couldTake and grab and keep for goodShoot your horseSteal your wifeBlame it all on the red manLiar’s life Here I amCenturies later Sioux I am And I’m a haterSent my ancestors to CanadaCuster’s shitCelebrate your turkeyChoke on itTo this dayThe reparations Pathetic patronizing consolation Never have you…

Hero Zach

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I’m not Zach  I’m not a hero I’m not the amazing hero body on the field I’m not the one who could fight the yield  I’m not Zach  hero I’m older Used and abused  By my own hands Trashed and torn  Again and again Falling  Falling  This time I could not get up I’m not Zach Fading dammit Me Not Zach Always winning  Always got your back Knew him  Knew…

Move

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Get in step Get in line Move in quick  It is my time

Punishing

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Here and there when I needed it I imagined that the family  that marked me an outlier  beneath  ignorant  in drunken stupors befuddled with schemes to steal from the government  and I didn’t want to belong to it lonely very lonely  very unloving of anything but my mind I realized it was not me It was them that helps none 55 years later I am still the over-informed outlier sucking…