President Biden Day One (No Sharpie)

~•~ Pen in hand Biden’s work on day one: His publicist shared with reporters (weird) Mandating mask use, how he’d begun, Boost eviction moratorium Seventeen executive orders: ~•~ An end to the Muslim travel ban W.H.O. keeps us aboard Secured DACA from the racist’s plan Building the wall- stopped, scarcely began Rejoined the Paris Climate … Continue reading President Biden Day One (No Sharpie)

Consequences First, Then Unity

Overlook flex cuffs, bombs, and gallows The cornered leaders plea It's time for unity and healing There’s nothing here to see https://twitter.com/donwinslow/status/1348293638648782851?s=21 A map of tunnels in the basement, Directions from the vice, Meanwhile, the mob is plotting To return “next time not so nice” https://twitter.com/jcrongeyer/status/1348271530346733571?s=21 Erik Prince’s blackwater army Push past the maga pawn … Continue reading Consequences First, Then Unity

The Next Road Taken

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~~ A bleak cold winter’s gray weighted sky, No crunch of leaves reduced underfoot, Imagining the whats, wheres, and whys, Brilliance muted, sodden, élan dies, Contemplating the variant route. ~~ I detest this season; is that wrong? In six months I’ll search then to compare: Cerulean sky, June days prolonged, Two yellow birds in a … Continue reading The Next Road Taken

Social Distancing March to April— a poem

Ventured out to the grocer, A day four weeks past; Always responsible, Muzzled in a face mask. ~ I saw no single soul With a face-covering. Which is meaningless; Because I couldn't see a thing. ~ This is an understatement: I was discomposed. While my glasses fogged up. Hell’s fire burned in my nose ~ … Continue reading Social Distancing March to April— a poem

Land of the Free, No Matter the Cost— a poem

Captain O’Crazy-town, bankruptcy boy Held rallies and golfed, dumb isn’t a ploy COVID denier- was one week too late Pandemic talons sunk in every state ~ ~ 20,000 people could’ve been spared Experts warned, he didn’t listen or didn’t care Two weeks- 40,000 might not have died Instead, 60k projected lost lives ~ ~ Played … Continue reading Land of the Free, No Matter the Cost— a poem

Tangled up in Blue— Foreboding — a limerick

No political pontification Today, only alienation... I feel excluded Not yet invited? To escape, or is it vacation?I read this statistic yesterday: The U.S. State Department has reported a 47% increase in the number of US passports issued in 2019, bringing the yearly total to 20,690,491. Where is everyone going? Is this spike a contingency … Continue reading Tangled up in Blue— Foreboding — a limerick