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Agent of Empire

Agent of Empire I tried to change the systemfrom within. I failed. Our Empire is not easily turned.We’re not a kayak on a lakewhere dipping a paddlebrings new direction. We’re an ocean container shipthat doesn’t notice heavy seasand plows heedless … Continue reading

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Fraiku: Politics

When conservatives claim government is brokenThey aren’t complainingThey’re bragging

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Pity the Dupes

Pity the Dupes Lied to by their heroesfed fake news by their mediaencouraged by corporate shillsto destroy the democracythey think they’re defendingwith their flags and guns They are the mislead minoritythe easily manipulatedbut this time instead of fadingback into a … Continue reading

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It doesn’t take a weatherman…

It doesn’t take a weatherman… An inch of pure snowfirst of the seasonpromised by local newsmore interested in clicksthan accuracy Early January snow forgivescovers a multitude of sinsleaving the world freshbeautiful as a crystalready for new growth But the anger … Continue reading

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untitled poem for the new year

Just another middle of the nightin the middle of the darkbut we all count this twelve o’clockas somehow special So let’s work for something betterlet’s resolve to changemore than just the numberof the year

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Stair Step Haiku

climbing is tiresomebut the effort requiredis so worth the view

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Blue Magick 2020

Blue Magick I call upon the spirits of light,the angels of constitutional democracy,of reasonable policy based upon science,I humbly beseech you: Arise! Cast out the demons of fear and corruption.Break the curse of dark money, lies and hatred.Free us from … Continue reading

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A Screed with Seven Days To Go

Washington still smells like a swamp. We send living representativesto dredge out the grimebut they die from the stenchand we keep re-electing their corpses. If you want change— change your vote.Even if he’s from your tribe,if he’s been there long … Continue reading

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Beggars Night

Beggars Night It must be Halloween.There are little boys marchingthrough my neighborhood,fondling their guns,wearing grown men costumes—Junior dressed as a Brownshirt,little Eric as a Proud Boy. They want us to be as frightenedas they are. I give them candybut can’t … Continue reading

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Tricks and Treats

Tricks and Treats Don’t be frightened by the monstersin television ads promising prosperityand predicting pandemonium. Don’t be frightened by the beggarsin your email, requesting treatsto prevent someone else’s tricks. Don’t be frightened by politics,be angry that money decides electionsinstead of … Continue reading

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