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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Submission


Submission 

at first light I will type the date,
pat my pounding chest with nibbled 
nails -as you glow taunting, sending
spent malevolent completeness
from behind the staring screen-
I will print a hard copy of you, hold 
the heft of you in my hands-rip you, 
shred you, burn you - and after - 
when you are reduced to a pot 
of ashes I will throw you 
to the wind over my garden - 
I shall rinse my burning face - 
in cool water-clear my mind of 
your mess and finally free -hit -
SUBMIT

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Unlikely Deplorable




Unlikely Deplorable

Damn I’m growing tired of deplorable
depressing my soul with a try to tamp
out the spark of light and hope and yet-
And yet, ain’t it something that deplorable
lights the fire to the straw, puts a spring in
our step and rushes us together - faces bright –
voices loud in righteous outrage - Standing together
without guise to smite the hatred deception, division
and oh the denial -Ah deplorable you unlikely champion –
I throw you in a basket over our shoulders and toss chunks
of you colored with the shimmering impenetrable dye of red,
white and shining blue… until those that would writhe
hatred around the flagpole – slither from their skins
dissolved.