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On Dignity

That the man should care how he appears in the public sphere is given That the man should care how he appears in the private sphere is hoped That the man should care how he appears in mirrors is cause … Continue reading

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The Dusk

A dark Day for Democracy as the Sun is setting on day`Dreams at Night`fall Our Journey towards Liberty and Justice for All moves in Circles of Immaturity The Masters trade in Options on new slave`blocks The new Chattel Immigrants Flesh`n`Bone … Continue reading

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The Wall

Along the lane where once we met among the open fields you with the shovel I with the cane A king has built a wall as tho to say our commerce is unsafe trading in but words which is our … Continue reading

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An Epiphany

White`owls upon the Hill sit wondering winter away in quand’ry asking Whoo has any notion what’s going on up there in the White`house Wise`men they are not More wise`guys making bets on markets Mean`while the creatures take to burrows anticipating … Continue reading

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Fresh Line

The lines of the times are all snarled the social reels gone bird`nests in twists loops naughty knots A fisherman can’t fish but sits for an hour in untangling the untanglable before giving up to chop the nest out start … Continue reading

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On Lady Liberty

There she stands in the magazine ad a handsome woman in worn`out denim thread`bare knees Of the brand once coveted worldover as an indestructible trademark proven American symbol Shrink`to`fit then fashionably`frayed now to reveal a hint of sun`tanned flesh for … Continue reading

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A Sabbath Poem

“For we are fallen like trees, our peace Broken, and so we must Love where we cannot trust, Trust where we cannot know, And must await the wayward-coming grace That joins living and dead, Taking us where we would not … Continue reading

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Wild`Fire

Already the Land sun`scorched awaits a spark a careless match lightning strike cigarette butt a careless firework Even so the People grown brittle with conflicts in their politics kindle in piles at their limits to explode at a word Gradually … Continue reading

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The Weaver

“Transgression speaks to the wicked        deep in their hearts;     there is no fear of God before their eyes.  For they flatter themselves in their own eyes     that their iniquity cannot be found out … Continue reading

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Blood & Bones

Of the people politicians emerge gifted individuals with eyes upon their community ears open to their needs clear consciences adept minds By the people they are selected to tackle the challenges facing cities states & nations in collaboration with other colleagues … Continue reading

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Paper`Cranes

The white house is decorated with cranes neatly folded origami cranes deftly folded by the deft hands of the sycophants of the god each bird when unfolded marred by a lie No sooner a lie is caught than another crane … Continue reading

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Seven Haiku: November

i. the big yellow rat feeding at the bird feeder thinks he is a finch ii. in the trick mirror the ape gives us a big smile says i am your friend iii. the northern snow geese fly south for … Continue reading

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