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 fête 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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2016-10-16

post-Dada

while Magritte fretted
that image is artifice
Disney embraced it

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hevel hevelim

in a foreign land
image tells the whole story
words without meaning

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Magritte

in a foreign land
image tells the whole story
words without referent

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go with it

while Magritte fretted
that image obscures the truth
Disney embraced it

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formal precedent

August precedent
iambic heptameter
Chapman's Iliad

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solipsist

mind contemplates mind
finds that it can't trust language
sings in defiance

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Sisyphian

mind contemplates mind
and reports compulsively
that words are hopeless

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Dadaism II

Magritte's images
show futility of words
spark conversation

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Dada

peinture de Magritte
ce n'est pas le pipe lui même
et je'n suis pas "moi"

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2016-10-14

modulation

quiet and restrained
clapping at a funeral
for a touching speech

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it's all personal

lacking self-respect
they demand you give them yours
petty dictators

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restorative II

a tiny TV
blaring on a distant shore
meaningless static

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fury

sulking Chris Christie
furious at being spurned
poor downtrodden whore

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restorative

a lone TV blares
reality show blather
on a distant shore

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priorities

bobbing on fair seas
the tempest of politics
fades in importance

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tinted lenses

a Nazi's rampage
isn't called "terrorism"
if the perp is White

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de gustibus

"Indian Buffet"
in most of America
"lamb" tastes like turkey

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media filters

California's quakes
don't rank with Indonesia's
nor its volcanoes

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hard currency

Freud's "sublimation"
converts everything to sex
dream economy

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2016-10-13

Saline

icy stars glitter
outside the spring, all is cold
the manatee squeals

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2016-09-29

slot canyon

water-hewn beauty
carved through the millennia
of life's detritus

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self-regard

beautiful species
between apes and the angels
fractal at our core

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recursive

beautiful fractals
liminal, the boundary
between land and sea

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desocialized

allez au musée
d'arte grande, ancienne, et fameaux
et virez vos fons

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what's implied

new distant planet?
or self-organization?
so claims Ann-Marie

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choices

drive around the lake
when fresh powder's at your door
irrational math

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freaky control

jardins Luxembourg
so very Cartesian
rectangular trees

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