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Suicidal Voter Guide

Try to keep your head out of the oven for just one more month. Unless it’s an electric then walk away from the window and go to your polling place. Unless you live in a ranch then leave the pills … Continue reading

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Tick-Tock

Tick-Tock Your television is getting desperate. Soon it will yell accusations and promises, innuendo and fevered dreams. The clock is counting down to Election Day. There’s a reason they spend money on advertising. It works. There are enough stupid people … Continue reading

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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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