Working Thier Mojo

November 12, 2010

—random thoughts on the status quo

It’s hard to tell if we’re at the midst of a permanent downtick
or just in the throes of what used to be labeled a bad trip
—or if “going-to-hell-in-a-bucket” is apropos

I’ve almost given up trying figure if there’s any hope up of an uptick
or if we’re finally holding the dry end of our dip sticks 
—it’s hard to imagine what future fuel will make our go go

I’ve just roughed-in a painting which seems to be-coming a triptych
you need at least that much room to paint anything apocalyptic
—the subject surpasses the margins when depicting a big blow

Bumblers are manning the helm of a fervently split ship
officers even are begging magicians to dream up some new trick
—but ruses of shamans just work for the moment they’re part of a mere show

One priest from Alaska looks good in high heels or mukluks and lipstick
she counts her cash on her dogsled after doing her populist us-versus-them shtick
—she quit her governor job when the circus offered her more dough

Seems the captain believes his opponents are innocent apparatchiks
not ass-lickers of lobbyists bent on perks in the form of some fat checks
—it’s as if  the chief’s being dipped in a bank of eye-ball deep snow

And here we are on the ground plowing through trying to manage to stay hip
in a media smoke-screen and stupor brought on by some very slick shits
—they’re engrossed hoarding wealth for themselves by working their mojo

The last will be first in the end while the first will be getting their wings clipped
so it says in the sayings of prophets condemned for not keeping their lips zipped
—but for now that just sounds like some bullshit distraction from the status quo

by Jim Culleny, 11/12/10


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