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Much Ado

While I was sitting on the sun-drenched porch, reading,
a squirrel fracas fomented on a tree branch overhead.
Who discerns how these things get incited, 
but it shook the limbs and leaves with its frenzy.
Seven or eight incensed critters were squeaking
ferociously at each other and chasing after one,
then another, very dramatically because
of some squirrel infraction that would be
ludicrous to determine. The uproar reminded
me of human politics, which are often much ado
about a whole lot of nothing, but full of sound
and fury.
 

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2021 in Poetry

 

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Optics

It runs amok inside of my head.
It arrogantly prances as if I were dead.
It thumbs its nose whenever I try
to quell its intelligence-insulting lie.

It bleeds the eyes with the morning news.
It voids in me with its monstrous views.
It winds me up as a talking head,
then perturbs me at night when I go to bed.

Sliding along, biding our time,
or still soaking up the trumpeted slime,
it's all the same; the hogwash is rank.
Requiring a clyster to empty the tank.








 
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Posted by on July 12, 2021 in Poetry

 

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Senryu #5 2021

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A new alliance:
Politics and science meld–
it’s a brave new world.

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Posted by on February 11, 2021 in Poetry

 

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Senryu #4 2021

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Squabbling children:
fighting for the controller–
Party politics.

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Posted by on February 11, 2021 in Poetry

 

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