The Boy Who Cried Wolf

do not bother convincing me,
nor attempt, for the matter.
I’m certain your methods,
while dubious,
hide a nobler intent

you will swear to as much
after the fact,

you might have tried
the human thing
and have been honest
from the first

swear to me that
“this time…” and so on,
I’ll have none of it.

by your nature
are you damned,
For that is your identity.
To any and all
that come to know you,

may your conjured devils
torment you as well.

© Emerys Watchel, 2016 All rights reserved.


Option Paralysis

oh, boredom,
sweet boredom
in truth I have
a veritable plethora of
activities to choose from
it’s option paralysis
is what it is. that’s what
Einstein said when first
he visited America -the West,
in a more modern consideration;
with its many window shoppers
varied boutiques, malls,
arcades and so on
it seems quite obvious
in a flash
too many choices
take the supermarket’s
milk aisle
what in God’s green Earth
was wrong
with what Nature gave us?
oh yeah, we ruined that
with over production
keeping up with sales trends
corporate funded animal farms
Dairy mills, if you will.
supposedly what’s causing
Global Warming. no shit.
more accurately
the water needed to feed
x-millions of cows/ crop irrigation
etc. plus the methane emissions
from excreta etc. if you
watched that documentary,
it sounds like Alien Conspiracies
to me
steeped in plausible rationale
exposing governmental denials
should be ignored, btw,
(not the Cow.Doc., the
Alienspiracy Files etc.)
the true aim is not to expose
to parody actual truth
with farce. the why, is obvious;
if half of everybody believes
the bullshit,
then the truth remains obscure.
they tried telling me
that Lyme disease came from NAZI’s,
and that Sasquatch/Big Foot/Yeti’s
are an alien species
god fucking christ. the cow thing
though, sounds believable
not so long ago (perhaps still,
I don’t keep track of these things)
there were more cows in Saskatchewan
than people, so maybe.

has my mind
all this
nonsense… (?)

1000+ channels of nothing
humans buying shoes
showing up at work on time
every day
and still
have enough time
to manage outlandish adventures

and we are entertained
and we escape vicariously

and we balk at the notion
of CIA mind control experiments

but how does a country
run by hundreds
prevent a populace of millions
from revolution?

© Emerys Watchel, 2016 All rights reserved.

Ignorance is bliss

a windless day
the birds are enjoying
chorus in the rapture
of spring
chasing feats of
aerial skill
the younger, smaller ones
hedge the commotion
with quiet anxiety
choosing mates most likely
I am ignorant
of their social functions

it is clear, however,
that their rhythmic trillings
are not mere song
but alerts and warnings
as males to other males
approaching territorial claim,
and so forth

to my ears
it’s as romantic as the tender pangs
of courtship

© Emerys Watchel, 2016 All rights reserved.

Failing the Rorschach Test

I’ve resolved
to lay in bed all day
I’ll write from here
in poor diet gas pain,
in unkempt,
in acne,
need a shave/ mouthwash
a.m. sometime, not sure
I can hear the
garbage truck’s
hauling cans in my mind
oscillating fan does its best
to keep
my dust from settling
in here
the outside is a
muffled concert, voices
converse in cartoon exchange
I: unseen interloper
ear cocked, interpreting
tonal tension
neighbor opposite
clatters cupboards
kitchen faucet
perhaps to self?
on telephone?
mail carrier on sidewalk
stopped by friendly tenant?
or not, I
could go out
and see

but then

why bother imagining?

think I’ll stay in
and wash
my underpants.

© Emerys Watchel, 2016 All rights reserved.

A Raindance

something is bound to happen
pre-rain sky pregnant
myriad round bellies
rumpled like Uncle’s button down
passed out with bread crumbs
on his chest
The air is quiet, but
it blows
down from The Rockies
down from some Northern
over the prairies
carrying life with it, &
death fanning the fires
in Fort Mack
I heard about it at
a Charlie Brown lemonade stand
selling yellow sugar water 25¢/cup
to raise money for McMurray relief
I, the old wizard of skepticism
scrutinized the refreshment
while listening to their
wearied tales of woe

The sky blows fat gray
clouds heavy with wet
green grows up in
reaching arms
to tickle it out
grass shoots, tree leaves
shiver when the
thunder cracks, why

look up to see
who’s there?

© Emerys Watchel, 2016 All rights reserved.

Century Twenty One

zoo panic on the airways
frenzy in boomtown
syndicated sex live on Pay
Per View
cocaine a household name, rape
: a tolerable sympathy
pederasty a social affliction
find JFK’s killer and exonerate
him to fuck the FBI
Bush senior invented tinfoil hats
to scare the paranoids
into the open
Deathchamber was a Baby
crawling towards that Television

bring fantasy to reality
send boys to war with Superhero
lunch box coffins
Live-Action for everyone
for soccer mom’s, artists, doctors
it’s all the same gloryhole
athletic, muscle hump Vegan
hot hard, lip bit O-face silk Angel,
leather Devil internet fetish
those 16pc ratchet Chrome 22in
rim dual exhaust Stainless Steel
designer model Front-End loading
Flat Screen hands free slimline
collectors edition
won’t move on their own w/out

Institutionalize our children raised
on processed food nutrient dry
starved brain generations
the Next Wave of political GOVT
fear campaigns

automate surveillance systems
organize informants
Hoover lives in the spirit of
medicated populace dependants
intent on unmanned war machine

Burkowitz incapable of understanding
the Hand of God, mind too fragile
for Divinity
Today: conspiracy theorists poison
Halloween candy & Hollywood addict
shoots up McDonalds in Bat-Suit

but Oh Boy, that Manson fella’
sure was evil and Bundy
deserved worse than the electric chair
The Branch Davidians,
Solar Temple mass suicide exit strategy
Made in America

when did the Western World start

post W.W.II British Intel agencies
to affect American psyche w/espionage
?who to trust? Ronald Reagan to endorse
Missile Satellite operation Star Wars
3/23/83 to defend against Alien Nuclear
panicked US citizens build Fallout Shelters

’69 Moon Landing coupled with Russia
Cold War give plausible conjecture
orbiting cameras pointed down
“the GOVT is watching U.S.”
1970’s post Vietnam mind expanding
drug culture experiments create fear Nation
Trust no One civilization

Sept.11 to re-establish foreign Terrorist
org. Country at war with self
now everyone a potential Terrorist

presidential relay race Clinton black hawk
down Lewinsky come-scandal Prez. impeached –
Bush Jr’s Twin Towers Osama/Obama turned
America inside out War no longer abstract
agenda in the street Press chaos
Trump’s Legacy Racism  Hollywood supports
producing a slew of
(post-modern 1930’s) pseudo-eclectic Movies
featuring White actors openly saying
Nigger without The views expressed
in the following program
Racist America
Fascist America
Communist China ahead in Economics War, West
trailing 3Trillion in debt.

© Emerys Watchel, 2016 All rights reserved.