The fault of everything is not mine

“The pandemic has eroded democracy and respect for human rights” The Economist (17 Oct. 2020) Is like blaming  The bank you robbed Because you got caught, Or George W. Bush Declaring a war On terror.  There reside in me A self-righteous cynic  Hoping we  Are incapable Of recovering.  Will there ever Be enough strength To […]

Rhymes with a segment of the color wheel that rhymes with a small commune town in Northeastern France

Some things that are orange: Aspirations, songs about sea Anemones, the two peeking Tails (or faceless heads) of  Ayer’s Rock – in fact many rock  Formations and canyons are  Orange. And if you are  Interested in some images to  Corroborate my aforementioned  Rock-orange claim, may I suggest  Upper Antelope Canyon’s:  The Candle; in fact, You […]


I am a broken crowbar (An out of work scarecrow) Most of what I am is nothing That anyone needs to know. Like stagnant brackish water Dissipating fumes, or a child That feels neglected because They’re not the one abused.   Improbable – like fire underwater Impractical – like ice on snow Like a politician’s lies: […]

Concede to the Velociraptor

On our first date I reveal to her I have regular periods Of depression.   She asks If those periods Are caused by Anything in particular.   I tell her They start around The third week Of December And typically conclude Around May – June.   Her innate reaction (a nervous laugh). Then she exclaims, […]