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2-Oh-Nineteen

2-OH-Nineteen I’m glad that’s over, how about you? I’ve been losing it all year It’s still crazy all around us And my deepest, nagging fear Is That we haven’t hit rock bottom yet It haunts my every waking hour As well as the few I sleep in a fetal position…

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Place Holder

We’re two days from the New Year I’m working on my poem My thoughts are constantly rhyming couplets The lights are on…but I’m not home

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Cleansing Breath

If you care enough to dive into the bowels of political fetidness, the colonoscopy-like probing would lead to a dismal prognosis…not just of today’s political sphincter but that of the lower GI of every governmental digestive tract since the first edict or proclamation or straw vote.  Just read a single…

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Despair

I have never thought of myself as a depressed person, which I consider a luck-of-the-draw bonus in a world so overwhelmed with nuanced layers of angst-ridden disability.  I’m a “Boomer”, (OK?), with a blurred religio-laic moral center who protested, draft-dodged, marched and always questioned authority but never the right and…

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Vamping

The connotation of “vamping” is, in most contexts, a positive one. For example, it’s a coveted asset for a musician to be able to “vamp” on the changes of a tune;  comedians, poets and attorneys who have the gift of cogent, extemporaneous verbiage, use it to amuse, delight and influence…

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Thanks?

As Americans, the thing we have to be most thankful for, (at least for the time being), is that those of us who will be eighteen years old, or older, by Tuesday, November 3, 2020, have the ultimate power to correct the most grievous misstep of our fledgling democratic experiment. Please,…

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Alternate Universe

In the universe that I live in: The present President of the United States of America has usurped every institution, protocol and procedure of governance as they have been plied by his predecessors, mostly committed patriots, although of varying degrees of competence, and molded them into something more like the…

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No Sense of Decency

Frankly, I’m running out of ways to say the same thing over and over, and yet, not unlike waking from a troubling, recurring dream, my outrage and dismay are being reset on a daily basis.  Although I’m starting to sadly embrace the notion that a very large percentage of our…

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Maybe…

…the fact that we have become so diametrically opposed in nearly equal measure, requires a step-back, unemotional reassessment.  The utter chaos of our politics, the snarky “gotchas” by liberal pundits and the “oh no you dints!” of the Trumpers has suddenly brought to mind, (well, my questioning, cacophonous, unwrinkling remnant…

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DST

Trump Gifts Country Extra Hour Mar-a-Lago, FL – In a gesture of his benevolence, President Donald J. Trump has gifted an hour of additional time to all Americans except those living in Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  It is unknown, at this time, if the…

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