2019-08-11

expiration date

cognitive decline
haunts Biden's candidacy
it's embarrassing

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2019-07-12

jilted

Great Disappointments
Miss Haversham's wedding cake
tasted of cobwebs

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2019-07-11

disappointment

Great Expectations
Miss Haversham's wedding cake
taste only of dust

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2019-06-26

pass

Losing to Ted Cruz
signaled Beto's not the one
we've been waiting for

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2019-06-10

karmic pendulum II

we paid for a Shah
the Ayatollah was free
Karma's pendulum

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2019-05-27

incredible

"Remember the Maine!"!
Bolton pokes Persian wasps' nests
one more Tonkin Gulf

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2019-04-24

faithless

Who will fight for them?
ninety-thousand U.S. vets
aren't citizens

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2019-04-21

Dernhelm

Far from Birnham Wood
no man born of woman slew
Angmar's Morgul Lord

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2019-04-12

closure

Star Wars finale
"no one's ever really gone"
Skywalker Rises

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2019-03-28

again

no one's coming back
for a hundred unclaimed shoes
at the Christchurch mosques

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2019-03-23

counterpoint

Jack London's "SeaWolf"
refutes Nietzsche's " √úbermensch"
for teens with conscience

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2019-03-06

WIMP

non-interacting
each jacked to his own iPod
teens drift by like ghosts

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2019-02-01

niche

artiodactyls
evolved on Africa's veldt
learned plankton's green, too

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2019-01-22

outstanding

unlike the vagus
nine of ten cranial nerves
are all in your head

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2018-12-29

impoverished

sodium street-lamp
parking-lot in monochrome
ev'ry car is...grey?

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2018-12-24

glum

downwardly mobile
Millennials never knew
Bill Clinton's boom-times

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2018-12-13

improbably...

one year, and counting
Keith Richards' stone-cold sober
watch for flying pigs

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2018-12-04

motives

deforestation
Brazil refuses to stop
her boyfriend likes it

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2018-11-27

old-fashioned virtue

John Quincy Adams
bought Kentucky fair and square
despite the voters

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2018-11-15

15 seconds of fame

sparkle unicorn
photo-bombed Alex Honnold
halfway up el-Cap

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2018-11-08

underbuilt

disconcertingly
heavy truck rocking light shocks
wallows like a pig

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distracted

composing haiku
as the moment slips away
not wholly here now

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2018-10-28

white wedding

She's only fourteen
her father bought that shotgun
for this occasion

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2018-10-21

shifting boundaries

Scandal on FaceBook
just another pretty girl
breastfeeding a goat

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2018-10-13

pond

pond surface reflects
eiders in breeding plumage
looking to get down

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2018-10-05

perjorative

Oppression's routine 
 it's only called "Class Warfare"
when we resist it

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2018-09-28

utility function

fragrant strawberries
etched in long-term memory
big ones leave no trace

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2018-09-16

dysfunctional family

Iphigenia
thought she'd be Achilles' bride
but wed Artemis

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2018-08-08

"Mueller offers Trump
chance to talk about himself"
                         Andy Borowitz

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