screwing common people

May 30, 2007

common people
want peace
and harmony

those who divide us
are manipulators
and misfits
power brokers
and fist lovers

how do we cope?
drugs and tv
earning and spending

through escape
we join them

dad wore hats

May 26, 2007

not when he should have

on a cold bright day
he would call out
where is your hat?
while the wind played
in his hair.

nor the way he should have

it was always
crunched atop his head
by a nephew or daughter
running around our backyard
at a picnic.

nor what he should have

into the dewy night
the adults would sing
heads touching in harmony
dad smoking a Chesterfield
wearing a bonnet.

pro-death penalty


poor God –

always an excuse
for war,

always an excuse
for wealth.



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changing in place

May 20, 2007

new package
new bottles
new make
new models

new fashion
new faces
new gadget
new places

old game
new looks
old fish
new hooks

the age of innocence

May 18, 2007

When we are very young
we smell, touch, and lick ourselves.
We stroke and probe.
It feels pleasant and okay.

But it is only a small occupation of time.

modern merlins

May 17, 2007


Oh these chemists –
they perform magic!

(much of it black)

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Our country was born of
contempt for privilege.

Yet today we are besmirched

for having those same
patriotic opinions.

mother’s day gossip

May 13, 2007

Poor Joan –
she never married.

And Leslie
never had children.

And wasn’t it a shame
about Marla?

Too bad –
she was such a pretty girl…