“Can I Kick the Tires?” ©️C.P. Hickey 2021




Lacking propriety

Feeding anxiety

Challenging sobriety


So what about me?

So what?

So inclined to pursue

My interests anew

So what, about you?

I don’t like your views

They make me uncomfortable

You must be a normative cisgender racist of no particular color

You fit the profile

We all know what you are

We’ll identify you

So that others can understand your inherent ability to cause discomfort in this space

So what?

So it goes

So on and so forth

So, just so you know




Pain numbed

Down dumbed

So, about that thing…

A so called humanity

Discerning who can be or be seen

Relative to hurt feelings


So extreme

I’ll Trump your facts with a meme

So important to me

Impacts what I see

Despite reality

It’s all about me

So what about me?

So what about me?


“Conspiracy Theory”

“Head in the Clouds” ©️C.P. Hickey 2021

“Conspiracy Theory”

Conspiracy theory


A friend I have

Now lost to thee

Rhyme and reason

Out the door

Reality twisted

Sense, no more

Your fucking hold

A tractor beam

No longer grounded


Facts are fiction

Fictions are fact

Your waking life

Has been hijacked

No way out

Truth not rendered

You’re prey to

Extremist agenda

Conspiracy theory


A friend I had

Now free falling

“Turkey Carcass”

“Honest” ©️C.P. Hickey 2021

“Turkey Carcass”

Turkey carcass

Pummeled Scut Farkus

Gravy sandos so choice

The kids abed

Thanks all said

Silence kills the noise

Blackest Friday

Just a regular Friday

Shoppers showing no poise

Stripped of meat

“Over Charles River and Through My ‘Hood”

“Season of Lights” ©️ C.P. Hickey 2021

“Over Charles River and Through My ‘Hood”

Over Charles River and Through My ‘Hood

To Pleasant Pup Inn we go

Thawed Turkey


Thankfulness merry go round

Open the oven and braise the bird

To a crispy golden brown

Browning rolls

Well-fed souls

Family happiness found