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Ruthless

Ruthless Being ruthless at chess, clearing the checkered field of battle leads to victory and all the people and horses return unharmed for the next match. Being ruthless at football, playing to injure your opponent only leads to escalating violence, … Continue reading

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That Uncle is Coming to Thanksgiving

That Uncle is Coming to Thanksgiving He used to keep his racist, sexist, homophobic opinions to himself but he discovered the internet and now believes it’s okay to give full voice to whatever his scattered friends in their white privileged … Continue reading

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We the People

It used to be that Labor Day was when campaigns began so things might get a little more political around here. We the People If you believe in Democracy, you should register to vote. If you think you’re registered to … Continue reading

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Poetical Science

To further my poetry career, I’m going into politics. Imagine how many expensive suits would pay good money for a poem on demand written by a big city mayor or governor. They’d line up for blocks with stacks of cash … Continue reading

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Pickled

We’re in quite a pickle, here in the good ole U. S. of A. Our body politic, once a fresh firm cucumber, has been swimming in the green vinegar of unlimited bribery until well past sour. We’re dissolving in this … Continue reading

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ERASE-TRANSFORM

Two poetic friends of mine, Kelly Lenox and Pamela Taylor, started a project to “transform the language issuing from the White House in the hopes that it will encourage and inspire other transformative actions” with erasure poetry. Erasure poetry is … Continue reading

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World Without Consequences

“Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.” ~ Barry Switzer They had every advantage and took them all. Every birthday car, provided. Every speeding ticket, fixed. Every drunken accident, forgotten. They … Continue reading

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Everybody Knows

Everybody knows icebergs hide in dark money and our once great ship has gone far off course. The North Star should be well astern instead of dead ahead. It’s obvious even in steerage. We can feel the cold wind of … Continue reading

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Working the Polls

Let’s install a pole in the capitol so our congressmen can better entertain on Sunday morning television. Like strippers in a dank club, they tease and tantalize their base. For just a few dollars more and a few more votes, … Continue reading

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Election Day

One week from today is Election Day for all my readers in the United States. Those of you sharing North Carolina with me can already vote and I wouldn’t be surprised if many already have. If you haven’t voted yet, … Continue reading

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