Poems

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

Take heart

Ukraine! Your flag of cerulean blue
and sun-gold says sky’s the place
where the improbable reigns: clouds
and things with wings. Who’d have
imagined such a fertile
thirst as sky?… 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

Eu não falo português

Tonight
for the first time
in my life
I watch and wait
for the presidential
election results from Brazil

Eu não falo português/
I don’t speak Portuguese
relying on those … Read more

Trickle Down Man

I’m trickle down man, pleased to meet you I’m sure,
If you’re suffering from poverty my life is your cure;
The more you give me the better for you,
Sounds … 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