2017-10-12

sold

New-Age glasscleaner
wholly ineffectual
but it's "organic"

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2017-10-11

aquaculture II

filter-feeding clams
nourish massive walruses
 baleen-by-proxy

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aquaculture

filter-feeding clams
nourish massive walruses
who've farmed out baleen

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2017-10-06

addled

The Dotard-in-Chief
is draining the Treasury
and protects the swamp

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2017-09-29

visionary

tikkun haOlam
Sanders' Rosh Hashanah talk
Westminster College

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2017-09-15

tell tale

characteristic
supination and foot-drop
Charcot-Marie-Tooth

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2017-09-08

second time as farce

Robert Falcon Scott
followed Amundsen's dog shit
cairns to the South Pole

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2017-09-02

shortstop

brachycephalic

dog finally caught his car
when traffic stopped short

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2017-08-30

ornamental

Melania Trump
auditions for her next gig
"Hurricane Barbie"

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2017-08-25

Harvey

Category Four!
Trump wishes Texans "good luck"
and goes to play golf

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2017-08-23

civil discourse


Boston for the win!
let the Nazis have Free Speech
if they come unarmed

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2017-08-16

heavens blaze forth

grant us a sign, Lord!
if we should overthrow Trump
just blot out the sun

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2017-08-12

mealy-mouthed


"bothsiderism"
Trump wants to blame "many sides"
when brownshirts attack

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2017-08-01

correlation

startling new paper
shows research causes cancer
in lab animals

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2017-07-20

new lows

unconscionable!
gouging the SecretService
see: "emolument"

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2017-07-19

diplomatic

Macron bites his tongue
what kind of barbarian
puts ketchup on steak?

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2017-07-18

eyeh asher eyeh

"I am a Strange Loop"
Hofstadter's reality's
self-referential

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tête-à-tête


just Trump and Putin
a cozy assignation
without chaperones

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second meeting


Trump's tryst with Putin
just a private tête-à-tête
far from chaperones

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2017-07-13

Justice's blindfold

Trump's loyal monkey
#JeffSessions sees no evil
willful ignorance

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2017-07-05

checkpoint

CTLA4
sets killer-T cells at ease
"These are not the droids..."

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2017-06-27

synchrony


souls exult as one rhythmic grunts, hammering hearts rowing regatta

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2017-06-25

grand setting

Eagles of Manwe
spurning Yavanna's tree-tops
nest on Aule's cliffs

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2017-06-19

package deal

pre-rolled coffin-tacks
they smoke for the nicotine
but die of the tar

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2017-06-03

efficiency

Senators loathe Cruz
from the moment they meet him
it saves so much time

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funny business

"second time as farce"
Trump's Obstruction of Justice
evokes Dick Nixon's

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amphibious assault

marauding mollusc
chomped my tomato seedlings
by cover of night

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impoverished diet

ship-worms, like termites
rely on their symbiotes
to fix nitrogen

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back channel

Sergei Kislyak
rebuffed Jared's strange request
for Moscow's hotline

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face-first

just a tail protrudes
as the dachshund excavates
suspicious noises

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2017-05-20

amphibious

marauding molluscs
chomped my tomato seedlings
by cover of night

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fatigue

turn on tonight's news
it's the biggest Trump scandal
until the next one

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2017-05-05

tell it to the judge

Putin's cock-holster
wants the FCC to quash
the Colbert Report 

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2017-05-03

"the best people"

loud man with a gun
failed to pass security
Sebastian Gorka

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waning influence

Bannon's commissars
are getting purged, one by one
their patron's waning

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memento

Balder gave Hermod
Draupnir for the all-Father
souvenir of Hel

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monstrous

unnatural lusts
Loki and Pasiphae
monstrous conceptions

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get up

dreamers gotta choose
stay abed and dream some more
or realize them

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to each his niche

T. Rex at wits' end
urges her picky hatchling:
cajoles "eat prey, love"

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sound advice

gawky therapod
re-reads his mother's memo
she'd urged:"eat prey, love"

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2017-05-02

doom of Mandos

exiles of Arda
seven sons of Feanor
and one hound named Huan

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big lie

no conspiracy
outdoes creationism
for scale and chutzpah

gimmick

gastronomic stunts
manipulating colloids
don't amount to "food"

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Thomas Jefferson
neologized avidly
New World, new language
papal ensemble
fabulous ruby slippers
set off dowdy dress

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fake!

Obama faked Right
left knee-jerk obstructionists
arguing for Peace

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in St. Paul's writings
homosexuality
comes from beyond God?

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bad monotheist

in St. Paul's writings
homosexuality
comes from beyond God?

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L. Paul Bremer's coup
undercutting Jake Garner
screwed the Kurds, again

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prolonging our slump
disLoyal Opposition
make the pie smaller

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a vision unrealized

Mario Cuomo
shook us with prophetic words
1984

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don't just pick

T. rex, cajoling
his hatchling to dig right in
urges: "Eat Prey, Love"

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focus


T. rex simplifies
his new book gets to the point
proclaiming "Eat Prey"

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common touch


governor Christie
swears like a drunken sailor
Iowa blushes

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tainted

Hastert's favorites
got more than egg on their face
sticking close to him

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2017-04-29

les Macrons

teachers en lysee
can rise to be First Lady
to their own schoolboys

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early training

Macron's First Lady
Foresight! Initiative!
raised him from a pup

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2017-04-26

commercial pulp

George R. R. Martin
wrote some good literature
it's not Game of Thrones

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foreign princes

mercenary thug
Mike Flynn offered Erdogan
Gulen in a box

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cozy

Bannon's man Nunes
offered to investigate
his own boss' crimes

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2018

if Trump lasts that long
we'll elect a new Congress
just to impeach him

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Kim

Trump seems demented
mistakes the Kim dynasty
for one "gentleman"

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glory

Dunlap in April
soar among snow-shrouded peaks
land amid wildflowers

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bonus

immune amnesia
after measles infection
boosts mortality

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