Sure we wanted our vengeance.
But it wasn’t all black and white.

Our leaders had but one vision
through the eye of a gunner’s sight.

nine was was

September 11, 2008

It seemed a time of respect.

Skies were skies,

no chalky lines
of jet smoke –

only bird and cloud and flag.

Terrorism
was not yet entertainment.

Booty and bullets
disappeared from the screen.

Reflection and restraint
seemed a collective value.

Never to return,

we lived briefly
in the eye of chaos.

fear enslaves us

September 11, 2008

each place –
its own box
of terror.

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colony collapse
restless legs
identity theft
tainted eggs

leaded Barbie
cancer genes
home invasion
tainted greens

diseased hearts
deadly sin
broken parts
tumbling in

tasered youth
speech bereft
monks for truth
what love is left?

popping pills
guns in school
glossy pages
skinny cool

homeless nola
no one cares
bullies at war
shiny wares

early risers
sound alarms,
can’t convince
of coming harms

CNNxiety

September 10, 2008

anxious images
over and over again…
entertainment

anticipate

September 6, 2008

anticipate
conflict you get conflict
peace you get peace

you believe
your group
is inherently
intrinsically
better
than
others

Who is Evil

August 26, 2008

Ask anyone
inside a circle,
they will tell you
who is evil.

Ask anyone
outside a circle,
they will tell you
who is evil.

obsessions leave wakes

August 20, 2008

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I heard “oral sex”
ten thousand times more
than “terrorism”.

I saw her face
ten thousand times more
than bin Laden’s.

If only it had been otherwise…

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Can you?

July 22, 2008

travel each new day
without thinking
you are better
or less than others.