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On Our Crises

“There is no immigration crisis; just a hatred crisis.” Paul Krugman, NYT 06/22/18 “We travelers, walking to the sun, can’t see Ahead, but looking back the very light That blinded us shows us the way we came, Along which blessings … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Twenty`Three

At eventide by the fire`side the politician turned to tired songs of the sea how rising tides raise ships prosperity trickles`down Some`where deep down inside a good man drowning in rip`tide compromise fighting for a foothold with no more tread … Continue reading

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A Morality`Tail

The Mice in the Kitchen concocted a plot for how to get the Cheese First thing they had to do was trick the Cat who guarded the Asiago How’s this the mice said What say we steal his Tuna`Fish as … Continue reading

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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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