Dion O'Reilly

Love Note of the Fish

Their teeth are like ours as they jump through the air
invasive but no one cared about Asian carp brought here
to tame plants, algae, snails.

Immaculate, their dark skins … Read more

#BringDannyHome

for Journalist Danny Fenster

There is a myth in Ovid’s Metamorphosis
that is hard to shake. Cassandra bound to rocks
at sea, the seer silenced by Apollo, truth bound
by … Read more

Goodbye Disney World

I won’t be visiting Florida soon,
not even taking my kids to Disney World
Too conservative for my tastes
A governor who breaks hospital records
for the most covid positivity … Read more

The Real Olympic Heroes

Awaiting the torch, the flame
that ignites and invites
the world of sport to gather,
to meet and compete
in a spirit of revered competition,
respect, and acceptance.

Honorable countries … Read more

Coronaville

Image: Stillness by Ami Prasad

It’s peaceful out here on the ledge, equidistant to outcomes.
The sound of wind has replaced my racing thoughts.
I can breathe.
I can be.… Read more

Down with the Ship

Briton among missing
Miami building collapse
citizen both British, U.S.

scores still missing
stories by the dozen
authorities confirm
12 floors fallen

mother
father
baby Patel
internationalize
America’s decay

    (the … Read more

Congressman’s Warning

False systemic fraud
will lead to
blood spilled

— Congressman Pete warns

denouncing such rhetoric
obscene!
dangerous!

“More people will die
of craven propaganda
    like this.”

(a digital bird told … Read more

Hem-hawing

I loved the sweet little beachfront condo
where relocated with spouse
to live when our oldest of
three had two children

then when her grown family moved
north from chill … Read more

Russian Spat

London’s lost its manners
Crimean confrontation
The U.K. plays it down
Russia cranks it up

Britain
prepared to sail

Moscow
turbining water warplanes

shots fired
—a warning!

more exercises
calisthenics… Read more