Society

No Longer Yours

Dearest politicians,

Don’t call me senseless.
Don’t call me by a different self.
Don’t call me this or that
Or anything else
I can’t stand it,
I have no time—… Read more

Promise Me

that you will put me in a gun
and shoot my loneliness from me
when I turn into a bullet

throw me into a river
so my swimming body can … Read more

Hazards

~ I don’t condone human rights violations at all: Phil Mickelson

May your drive slice toward London fog,
vanish in a stand of trees that lie in wait.

May the … Read more

Gundrunk Blues for Uvalde

Bullets pump from the chambers of our magnum hearts
Lead and cordite course through our clotted veins
Poisoned blood singing songs of annihilation
Psalms of death

Our love on sale … Read more

A ROSE FOR HER SISTER

She takes the garden shears with her,
Long handles, sharp blades

Crops burn in the Caucasus.
Aurora Borealis shimmers,
Streaming lilac over Chicago.
The irradiated night sky.

She steps lightly … Read more

As It Happens

As it happens, reeling
from losses of strangers,        
Joan Didion always slouched.
She made it glamorous,
articulate, and suave.

As it happens, Desmond Tutu.
Said “You don’t choose your family.… Read more

Living The Dream

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In Camazotz all emotion has been eradicated
We go through the motions of a satisfying life
Doing everything in time and just right
Never lingering on the curves of love … Read more

LAMENTATIONS

9/11 rescue worker with angels (public domain)

Today, I saw the earth stand still.
Thunder crashed and fire shocked the skies.

Skyscrapers toppled with a mighty sound.
Then smoke and … Read more

Britney Is Free

did you hear
Britney is free now
she uploaded her mind into the cloud
where she can live forever

Britney is free of the constraints
of being human
looks, weight, … Read more

AMLO Says

REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo

“Due to my presidential office, I can’t expose myself to wear and tear”
Due to my 119 hour working week, I can’t expose myself to wear and … Read more

Cordially

I have notes someplace
from the great intellectual
conservative columnist
William F Buckley, Jr

He signed them all
Cordially
I understand that
this was not just for me
he did … 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