United States of America

Donald Trump Has Ruined My Life

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Last night’s Breaking News! had no surprises, no shocking
revelations, no human drama. Just another humdrum story
of a feckless authoritarian and his desperate need
to bask in the blaring … Read more

Failure to perform

I hear a Senator say Democracy
is a lady of the night and we are a republic
of virtue so, there is no need to count every vote

The Senator … Read more

Twits

The robber barons, feeling guilt,
so kindly had libraries built;
and all those centers for the arts
were lots of fun for old, rich farts.

But these are days when … Read more

Lockdown October 5, 2022

now on full lockdown
this is not a drill
Snapchat erupts with unfounded rumours
sadistic humors
we churn like a cumulus
count death with a calculus
huddle in a corner… Read more

Happy Meals & Unhappy Times

an abecedarian
(interrupted by two nuggets / two fries)
on happy meals & unhappy times
/ what happens when mcdonald’s nuggets are nothing
more than a reminder that lists (& … Read more

“No contracts, No Matisse!”

“No contracts, No Matisse!”
state then stream the striking workers,
decibel levels consistently increased

neither pastel chalk
nor paint – watercolor or oil
can suppress the toil

Matisse well known … Read more

Relentless Ian

He makes his way
over miles of ocean
gathering strength
looking like a threat.
Bold landfall in Cuba
slices off the power,
leaves families homeless
his eye aimed at the … Read more

Lemonade

I have been too lazy to make fresh
lemonade for a long time,
but today, I stop at my neighbor’s house
where her six-year-old daughter is learning to be
a … Read more

Don’t leave me behind!

A coffee mug sleeve
Sat comfortably on
The opposite subway seat
Its manufacturer had labeled it well
“eco-friendly & recyclable”
But looked like
The coffee drinker’s divine maker
Had forgotten … Read more

Merrick at the Bat

My job is to call balls and strikes …
    – Chief Justice John Roberts

The outlook was most sunny for AG Garland’s team
Trump’s legal gambit was on its face … Read more

Still here

Lying in bed
On a hot August night
Listening to the crickets sing
Through the open window.
I feel profoundly relieved
At hearing them again
In our midst
Because as … Read more