Tent in the Woods

Tent City is in the air.

Has it just arrived or…had it always been there?

The hillside is on fire with the anonymous.

Between the purple majesty…lay a forgotten influx.

No post in which to hang our flag.

No tails to be wagged.

MIchael Ginnie: holding a picture of Junior. Junior ended up being surrendered. As Michael puts it, “…the winter outside…ain’t no place for a dog!”

Down country lanes with no true name…

No city grit to meet the feet.

How rural the homeland and it’s deceit.



Wag the Dog n Other Acts

Wagging the Dog
Wagging the Dog (Photo credit: guy_on_the_streets)
big brother
big brother (Photo credit: Vince_Lamb)

Mrs. Uninsured America:

Healthcare in America: Who's Paying Who? And W...
Healthcare in America: Who’s Paying Who? And Who’s Getting What? (g1a2d0014c1) (Photo credit: watchingfrogsboil)

Uptown got it’s hustlers.  The Bowery got it’s bums.  1600nd Pennsylvania avenue got big Uncle Sam the Pimp.  He’s a smooth taklin’ son of a gun.  Yup, he big and mean as a man can come.  But he stronger than the man who got put on the cross.  And, when the bad politicians gather at night…you know they all call Uncle Sam ‘Boss’.

Keepin’ up with the Joneses
Keepin’ up with the Joneses (Photo credit: Marcin Wichary)

Mr. Keepin Up Jones:

Why is that?

Mrs. Uninsured:

And they say:
You don’t tug on Superman’s cape
You don’t spit into the wind
You don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger
And you don’t mess around with Uncle Sam the Pimp

Mr. Keepin Up Jones:

You don’t say?  What’s the story behind that?

Mrs. Uninsured America:

Well outta south swamps come a country boy.  He say I’m lookin’ for a man named Sam the Pimp. I am a pool-shootin’ boy by name ‘a Willie McCracker.    But down home they call me Dim.  Yeah I’m lookin’ for the king of 1600 Street.  He drivin’ a drop top Cadillac!  Last week he took all my money and it may sound funny but I come to get my money back!
And everybody say Jack don’t you know…’bout theU.S. government?

"Conserve and You Serve Uncle Sam" -...
“Conserve and You Serve Uncle Sam” – NARA – 514076 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mr. Keepin Up Jones:

Yo’ the Big Brother…hear tell homies stay away from him!

Mrs. Uninsured America:

Well, Dim, come boppin’ in off the street!  And when the cuttin’ was done the only part that wasn’t bloody was the soles of the big man’s feet!

And you better believe there come another kind of story when big Dim hit the floor!  Now they say, you don’t shit where you eat even with diamonds on the soul’s of your feet.

Mr. Keepin Up Jones:

Well, did this shit go down in a bar?  Or, during a Homeland Security tap?

Mrs. Uninsured America:

Yeah, all the big Dim’s in this world…they got their big brimmed hats but no telling who’s got their back.  Seems it’s not hustling people that’s strange to me or you.  It’s the two piece baby kissing political tailor-made drone that looks like Uncle Sam in a fool’s suit.

Deutsch: Luzerner Fasnacht 2009
Deutsch: Luzerner Fasnacht 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)