Category Archives: Poetry

Government of Idioms

Government of Idioms We elected a flabby foxto guard the hen house. That’s like putting a coallobbyist in charge of the EPA. oops. He did that. That’s like naming an anti-union lawyeryour Secretary of Labor. Ibid. That’s like nominatingAl Capone … Continue reading

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Storm Haiku

I was struck by lightningscorch marks on my lipsfrom your kiss

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Upon Re-election

Upon Re-election The Emperor strode on stage,“I declare this is the classiest suitI’ve ever worn. More comfortableand tremendous and I made it myself!” Grateful reporters salutedand his devotees cheered.Serious pundits on television debatedboth sides of his magnificence. Hospitals filled with … Continue reading

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On The Spectrum

On The Spectrum The world is not black and white nor is it shades of grey we live in infinite color more than our eyes can see purple is both red and blue and neither people can be wrong without … Continue reading

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Unacceptable

Unacceptable The arc of history may be long, too long for my taste, and I’ll grant it bends to justice, when observed over centuries but what good are years to those whose time has been stolen? George Floyd Breonna Taylor … Continue reading

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Coronabeard

Coronabeard I wear a crown about my jaw, encrusted not with jewels but pie crumbs. It’s not gold, never was. Call it platinum or silver, just not gray. I crowned myself, like Napoleon, and, without a Josephine to complain, it … Continue reading

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Charles Bukowski (1920-1994)

This is the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of my favorite poets, Charles Bukowski. I love how he takes the mundane and the profane and illuminates the poetry in each. He can be both coarse and sublime in … Continue reading

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Limitless

Limitless I know the science Some billions of years ago the universe erupted into being and some billions of years from now the Sun will explode in a minor nova and many trillions of years later all the stars will … Continue reading

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The Last Survivor

The Last Survivor I met a survivor of the atomic bomb at a student peace conference back when Ronnie Raygun joked about bombing Soviets She was delicate demure a beautiful stereotype except for burn scars on the left side of … Continue reading

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Ode to Selene

Ode to Selene She walks in beauty, through the night, ‘cross cloudless skies, eclipsing stars. Shadows cast by her tranquil light guide drunken men to topless bars. She lifts the tides, caresses waves that sculpt the shores of eager earth … Continue reading

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