2021-07-09

swamp summer hip-highin minnow mud &frog scum, skyan open tearcrowded by shrub-top& tree-crown & conventthoughts caught on tonguein birdsong & chirrup& things left unsaidin untwinings & whatdid you expect?

2021-07-08

blessed bethe meekfor theyare quietas chuchmice nibblingblessed bethe poorfor in povertythey knowwant & kneadtheir dailybreadblessed bethe dyingfor theyare nearerto peaceblessed bethe thirstyfor theirdesire isnever quenchedblessed bethe youngfor theyare sparedfrom knowingblessed beyou whowonder foryour aweshall keepyou free

2021-06-30

half of what isowed is less thanfreedom’s promise:the debt long over-due, the agency’smen at the door& they are hereto stay; get usedto it—we draggedthem here byour own undoing& now it is timeto pay what wehave avoided,squirmed out of,broken promisesof check in the mail& fair […]

2021-06-27

lawns buzz with suburbanites & theircrisscross plots mixedwith soiled sob stories,the world a reality showrun by ink-mad producershell-bent on canned applause& percentage points & meanwhilenext door Kenny admires a beer canfrom the deck of a Cub Cadetfinally enjoying the privilegedlife of a bastard with […]

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