UN Climate Panel’s Last Words
My hands in dishwater, sinking
in suds, earbuds in—so I don’t disturb
the house with news that claws
its way into my brain and scratches
its talons across my heart, … Read more
Got Your Goat
The 4-H program, Shasta County Fair
has reaped a world of trouble we just read.
A little girl asked them her goat to spare
but no, authorities wanted it dead.… Read more
José Mujica ascended to the presidency
and kept his three-bedroom bungalow
a stone’s throw from Rio De La Plata
in Montevideo gave nearly his entire
presidential salary to charity spent … Read more
after Grant Wood
She sits in her Adirondack chair
on the front porch of a summer afternoon,
overlooking the cutting garden
in her Confederate flag t-shirt
knitting shotgun shells with … Read more
(SF city notice to remove a Little Free Library from a sidewalk)
It’s what they call a feature story,
not mainstream news,
about the little free library,
not a building … Read more
Another End of the World Type Scenario
Red tide washing on a red state.
Red tide every year getting bigger.
Jump in, say the couple from Kansas.
Jump in, say the kids on spring break.
Not so … Read more
Just my sister and me
riding in the backseat of a ’58 Dodge sedan
heading home to NJ after six weeks
of the summer sun in our grandparents’
Miami Beach … Read more
Marjorie Taylor Greene
Marjorie Taylor Greene
She’s earned great renown as a ludicrous clown
whose birdbrained pronouncements and other announcements
have made her the talk of the town.
By six billion … Read more
It’s My Birthday!
“It’s my birthday!”
I sing out to everyone.
From the lady decorating my cake,
To the man who’s slicing the meat.
“It’s a very special day,” they all echo back.… Read more
“DEMAND DEMAND DEMAND”
Economists create charts
“SUPPLY and DEMAND”
to appease the vultures who peck at the carcasses of girlhood,
suckling on their milk and honey
until the well runs dry,
smirking at … Read more
chem cloud rising
black and boiling
over near Baker’s farm today
early thunder shook the ground
where the cows were eating hay
grab the children
we must be … Read more
Quantum Physics Proves There is No Such Thing as Nothing
Instead, there is quantum foam
particles blinking into existence
only to blink back out
and as someone fallen
from the wagon of Catholicism
this discovered range of energies
feels like … Read more