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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2017-04-22

desire

rapt as Narcissus
gazing into the pool's depths
blue heron, stalking

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2017-04-13

bad math


Trump's great strategy
bombing the shit out of them
makes more Jihadis

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2017-04-06

extraordinary powers

nondelegation
hasn't stopped presidents yet
when a war's handy

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2017-02-24

love

all is transience
 destroyed by my  own hand's heat
 one perfect snowflake

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2017-02-20

unrequited

A Man like Putin
features in Donald Trump's dreams
grabbing him roughly

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the dose makes the poison

not feeling nothing
under-dosed on ketamine
merely tripping balls

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2017-02-14

interference

one tree interferes
walking two dogs on leashes
like Young's double-slit

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2017-02-13

crown of creation

we're latecomers here
multicellularity
needs free oxygen

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2017-02-12

ersatz

Right's half-GoldenBoy
sure, Trump's coloration's fake
but he's bigly dense

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2017-02-08

but ugly goes right to the bone

orange foundation
spackles Trump's rosacea
J.P. Morgan's curse

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2017-01-30

select audience

inexplicably
the most arcane of haikus
get the most reposts

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2017-01-29

perspective

quoth Daniel Elsberg:
"we aren't on the wrong side
we are the wrong side"

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last chapter

April in Saigon
operation 'FrequentWind'
heralded Winter

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2017-01-23

flack

KelleyAnne Conway
rationalizing Trump's lies
can't polish a turd

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2017-01-22

fluff piece

lying about size
to make Trump feel like a man
Spicer sold his soul

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2017-01-21

post-truth II

Reagan's mythic youth
unattested by the fact
strictly fabulous

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fearscape II

Trump's chaotic speechs
drains his undisciplined mind
fever-dream of fear

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2017-01-19

cast of clowns

Trump's stroke of genius
to direct the DEA
el Chapo Guzman

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fearscape

Trump's chaotic speechs
drains his disorganized mind
fever-dream of fear

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2017-01-15

inversions

to fĂȘte our new Czar
Amyerikanskyi Oblast
we'll ship cheap vodka

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M & A

to serve our new Czar
Amyerikanskyi Oblast
will sell cheap vodka

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official story

Reagan's mythic youth
unsupported by the facts
truly fabulous

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2017-01-07

front-man

Mattis remembers
how Colin Powell's good name
was soiled in Iraq

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2017-01-02

iconic

"Help me! Obi-Wan"
Princess Leia pressed "record"
"you're our only hope"

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2016-12-24

arc

two-stage impellers
build a Bifrost bridge of snow
under the streetlamps

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2016-12-04

bad capitalist

Trump barters tax-breaks
to keep factory jobs here
race to the bottom

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2016-12-01

something new

Trump brings something new
to the inbred hierarchy
low peasant cunning

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2016-11-20

small pond

Fuckface von Dumbstick
Dunning-Kruger's poster-child
thinks he's a genius

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Squirrel!

angry old White men
way scarier than young Blacks
in Trump's cabinet

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2016-11-18

transitions

monochrome art-form
after Autumn's color spree
frost gilds each grass blade

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2016-11-09

echoes

White America
commemorates Kristallacht
by electing Trump

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2016-11-04

class warfare II

corporate landlords
ransom back San Francisco
one month at a time

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class warfare

a housing crisis
as tech swallows the city
shifting homelessness

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2016-10-24

keeping it stark

if you can't say it 
in seventeen syllables
maybe it's too long

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2016-10-19

Dadaist VII

God's word, carved in stone
a beautiful calf of gold
and the thing itself

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Dadaist VI

la plage et la ciel
et l'oiseau d'amour en vol
trahison des images

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Dadaist V

so ridiculous
a haiku of an image
that is not a pipe

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Falsification

a life devoted
to proving the artifice
of your chosen craft

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dadaist IV

Plato's darkened cave
bound in a hall of mirrors
infinite unreal

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Dadaist III

the surrealists
rejeted image for word
shunning Magritte's pipe

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Dadaist II

the surrealists
rejected image for word
as if that would help

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Dadaist

god's word, carv'd in stone
a beautiful calf of gold
neither are the pipe

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Dadaist VII

God's word, carved in stone
a beautiful calf of gold
and the thing itself

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