We Can’t Legislate Love

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, February 14, 2018 1. What comes after next week Once decency is stripped away Will favors with a guitar While offering drinks in a bar Put sexual harrassment at bay Will a man be allowed to smile At a woman on the street Or will a compliment become taboo As…

I’m Not a Robot

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, November 9, 2017 You Millennial, need constant approval As you’re so insecure with labels And your iPhone is with you constantly But you’re too afraid to speak into it You Millennial, make everything into an acronym While you average around 98 texts a day But you act without passion As…

Playing with Fire

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, October 12, 2017 Things did not end pretty After he played with fire The man from the great city Caused us to go haywire First it was shock without the awe The missiles launched in November After talking about the rule of law And the killing of a public defender…

Bubble Beings

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, June 14, 2017 The bird watchers sitting in Abingdon Square Park Knew not of the spectators donned in their royal colors Praying for their hockey team to win 400 miles away Because their prayers went to the French bakery Just up the street along 8th Avenue in New York City…

Dystopical

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, May 9, 2017 Until alternative facts were no longer considered lies News anchors remained a side like home fries Waitresses were replaced by metal machines Along with bartenders & hostesses by artificial means After the great global war decimated society A new world organization instilled a newfound propriety Surveillance by…

War with the World

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, February 8, 2017 His signature resembles a seismograph It’s jagged and cruel as the tremors on a Richter scale These are the tremors of the bombs falling on earth As once friendly nations are plunged into world war In America, the masses are animals in a national farm The sheeple…

Dumbfounded

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, January 10, 2017 Clouds full of toxic synthetic fragrances blocked my view In a ballroom, with loud voices blaring from monitors The sound man stood tone deaf behind the controls As the shrill voices yelled into the microphones And nerves deadened for every second that passed A male belly dancer…

Autocratrees

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, December 14, 2016 Breathe with me, as trees see birds flee From the featured branches of feathered twigs Bigoted leaves won’t deteriorate like eroded beaches Hateful colors can’t feel the wind’s reaches Beckoning the future freeze and snowfall’s breeze Aligning in partisan ways the dumbfounded haze The moonlight is enslaved…

Western Ills

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, September 14, 2016 1. Everywhere around, a culture of disease Systemically brainwashing us Through sugar and cheese Our doors are marked with green slime Thinking its shampoo But really its radioactive spew Enflaming our heads Combusting in fiery reds While we sit there indifferently As our bodies catch on fire…