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It’s All About Cheese

Cheese: it's all about cheese.
How can a mouse get fatter than the rest?
it must be ambitious, aggressive, and active,
never veering from its dream of cheese.
even if the prize seems unobtainable
(seeing there is a vulgar cat around)
employing tactics of subterfuge
could mean the difference for
obtaining a fragrant chunk.
many
mice are only subsistence rodents
unwilling to pay the price
necessary to build a kingdom
infiltrating every other
so the pathway to cheese is one of
total domination like a mob
partnering with underground operatives
arranged to overtake other  
rats & cats who
take supremacy for granted
yawning complacently.

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2021 in Poetry

 

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Drifter

it divides the tall grass
without a rustle.
Red shines unwinking
from its paired periscopes.
It may appear uninterested, but
don't let that trick you. Its appetite
is insatiable & you are its food. 
It will rock and roll all night
and grind you every day.
Its snap can crackle a cranium
and pop a limb from its joint.
Don't underestimate the short legs
on you in a flash,
bludgeons its prey cold
with an iron-like tail. Many
have entered a slimy morgue
rotting in a gastric juice-filled
belly, their previous thought:
 If only...
 
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Posted by on October 24, 2021 in Poetry

 

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Weapon of Mass Distraction

Who disregarded the truth,
undermining the facts?
Humanity is paying dearly for the lies of
a guilty party that is
never relenting
because
it
overwhelms
with perverted
expectancy
ambitious to
poison all
opposition
native to a free societal
substructure
long-standing
and
basic

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2021 in Poetry

 

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Virginians? Haiku

A boi with a skirt
raped a 14-year-old girl
turning a blind eye
 
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Posted by on October 22, 2021 in Poetry

 

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Let’s Be Frank – Haiku

Coronavirus 
from gain-of-function hubris
Frankensteinian
 
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Posted by on October 22, 2021 in Poetry

 

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Counterintuitive – Haiku

I must remember 
right here, right now, there's no place
I would rather be
 
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Posted by on October 21, 2021 in Poetry

 

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Handle With Prayer – Haiku

The fragility 
of earthen humanity
is mortality
 
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Posted by on October 21, 2021 in Poetry

 

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Time-Drained Haiku

Hurry up and wait,
The emergency triage
can bore you brain-dead.

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2021 in Poetry

 

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Mass Direction

My dad practiced the French Drop
as a POW in Germany. He would
mystify my brother and me when we
were 5 and 6. It's all about
the art of misdirection. The coin
is in the left hand, no, the right.
I never liked
being deceived. Now count
the lies our leaders have told us.
The art of mass direction is afoot.
Are they bumbling idiots? Or is
there a conspiracy to sink the ship?
Is it the left or the right? Choose
the cup the ball is beneath. Are your
eyes 2020? Are you sure? Sucker.

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2021 in Poetry

 

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Closer Than a Brother – Haiku

A lot to be learned
when your back's against a wall--
Find the ram inside.

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2021 in Poetry

 

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