Society

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

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

The Pollen Of Life

Image: Life by Ami Prasad

In the darkness of the night,
a delicate butterfly
sprinkled the pollen of life,
fragile yet sublime,
A celebration took place somewhere
Someone mourned the … Read more

RAP RAP RAP

How many Congressional Republicans proved willing
to treat democracy like a pinata?

Nearly 200 flailed recklessly,
admits their own party’s Accountability Project (RAP)
grading efforts that upheld or weakened democracy.… Read more