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POEM: Semi-Quiet Neighborhood — Ode to I-75

I often wake up to the sound of traffic on I-75 about a half mile from my house. I yearn for quiet in my life. I mourn the impossibility of true quiet in the city. I also no that addiction … Continue reading

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POEM: In Dig Nation — Ode to That Lyin’ of Zionism

The UN Secretary General has called on Israel to have a humanitarian ceasefire. Israel calls for his resignation. Mean wile, The United States is resigned to complicity with war crimes in the bombing of civilians and civilian infrastructure on top … Continue reading

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POEM: Having a Ball

This short poem is a sporty ode to love outdoing chaos with an awesome attunement to sublime harmony and joy and by artfully wielding a juggernaut of creativity. Love is an eternally open invitation. Please feel free to RSVP and … Continue reading

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POEM: Lilliputian Vampires — Ode to Bed Bugs

Earlier this summer, at an air bnb, we were hit by a bed bug infestation. Bed bug bites are characterized by three bites in a row, and I had a couple dozen bites strewn over my body. Some bites were … Continue reading

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POEM: Large Language Mottle — Yet An Other Ode to AI

One of the cutting edges of AI, artificial intelligence, is large language models that can veraciously consume massive amounts of writing in short order — more info than thousands of humans in a lifetime. However impressive this might be, my … Continue reading

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POEM: Walking the Second Thousand Miles

This poem is yet another ode to my love affair with Mother Earth and the endurance and multi-generational commitment needed to forestall catastrophic climate chaos. Walking the Second Thousand Miles Hiking out of a desert Of environmental neglect With rising … Continue reading

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POEM: It is I, Can You Not Hear Me?

This poem is an ode to nature speaking to us, and in particular exploring the notion of Nature or God as a subject, not mere object or inert matter, but infused with spirit. It is I, Can You Not Hear … Continue reading

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POEM: Fallen, For It

This poem is an ode to hubris, perhaps the greatest enemy to our collective lives. The largest hubris of all is leaning into hubris as a character asset. The Tower of Babel will fall, as well as every version of … Continue reading

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POEM: The N Times? An Ode Too AI

Here is a poem a bout AI, artificial intelligence. This is a poem with ATTITUDE!¬† Today’s news included this: Thousands of authors urge AI companies to stop using work without permission. With this poem, I throw down the gauntlet to … Continue reading

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POEM: Death Unexplained [Ode to Harry Gavin]

Our youngest grandchild (Maryjo’s son’s son), Harry Gavin, 7-months-old, feel asleep and never woke up. Below is his obituary; followed by a poem I wrote for our family and loved ones. Harold Patrick Gavin, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep … Continue reading

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LOVE POEM: Stolen Goods

Stolen Goods In this world Of confusion and doubt I know one thing for sure You are a thief Having stolen my heart My chest emptied And never the less A living pray Bleeding hope From the whole in my … Continue reading

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POEM: Goddest of Dreams

Goddest of Dreams One serendipitous night I stumbled up On a most glorious site An indescribable rite When mortals have only their dreams She would sow free Pluck stars from the sky Only to sprinkle them On waking heads And … Continue reading

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Feminist POEM: Me Too — Now A Brand Knew Whirled Of Daughters

They rise from along history Yet much more so from her story As tectonic plates ready to serve up Unseen Earthquakes From a thousand generations reserved in silence Now a brand knew Whirled of daughters A raze of sisters A … Continue reading

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Free Political Poster: BULLY TRUMP – Trump Toadies Celebrate Latest Victory – MOST Lunch Money Collected By Any President EVER – Trump and Toadies Spotted Increasingly Out To Lunch

Trump is a bully. Trump’s bullying may be his most signature style — MOST signature style EVER! Trump’s chronic bullying is particularly surreal in the context of alleged peacemaking. Even the notion of Trump being mentioned for a possible Nobel … Continue reading

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POEM: Awe The Less

I woke up Knot a moment too soon My values dying on the vine Just realizing In efface of Every dollar Unspent Awe the less I had to urn And in that mean time Aaah, lined my values Every little … Continue reading

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POEM: Trash Talk

God is culpable Of more than you can Imagine Your momma Fodder unknown Know Job A dyslexic dog Dissembling I’m OK, you’re KO Unsporting A boxer of tiny portions And don’t get me Going On That big, ugly, unmentionable cistern … Continue reading

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ACTIVIST POEM: With Eyes Fixed — Owed To Shannon Frye

She was tired Enough Fore sentries of human bondage Still Those precious wons With eyes fixed On the prize Forever remanding us Stay qualm And carry on This poem was inspired by Shannon Frye’s blazing commentary¬†that I recently included in … Continue reading

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POEM: As Far As One Kin See

As far as one kin see It is a sin to crush some one’s body And infinitely greater sow to crush some one’s spirit In sum vain temped too raze awe questions Can God A-bridge Between infinitude and soully you … Continue reading

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POEM: Human Beans In A Chili World

What’s too like To be Human beans In a chili world Offering ourselves As nourishing fare In the face of Ingrate full consumers Somehow besting Our pre-sumptuous purpose Of going to seed And razing our own Only to be Food … Continue reading

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POEM: Namaste

Who dares ax Why I am Sow meta for As the spear it in me Razes up Too meat the spirit in you This poem is an ode to my favorite version of the greeting “namaste:” may the spirit in … Continue reading

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