2021-07-06

used

Poseidon took sweet Pelops by the arm,
and Hermes held his luscious slow-braised head.
Hephaistos undid Tantalus' harm
to prep this dainty for the Sea god's bed.
Let Zeus snatch playthings from the walls of Troy;
Mycenae has enough for most gods' need.
Be that a blushing maid, or smooth-cheeked boy,
no cause to shop abroad for Ganymede.
Cassandra told Apollo to get lost;
she'd rather dally with some Asian youth.
Integrity like hers bears a grave cost;
she wins no kudos for unwelcome truth.
When paths of gods and mortals intersect
our lives seem just their smorgasbord of sex.

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2021-07-03

Felagund the Fair

 Finrod Felagund
died in the tower he'd built
fulfilling his oath

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encryption security

 Two can keep secrets
even when the pressure's on
if one of them's dead

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2021-04-18

Forward!

 culling out the slow
cursorial predators
Darwin's deputies

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2021-03-18

mediocrity

not much to look at
Earth's blackbody signature's
deep in the IR

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2021-02-25

stoned

 gazing at the stars

wondering if they're air-holes

gods poked for their pets

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2021-01-31

unmoored

Nihilists untied!
Outsourcing reality
QAnon's faithful

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2020-12-04

player

 Skulking Aegysthos
while better men fought at Troy
played at being king

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2020-10-28

"no reasonable viewer..."



Tucker Carlson's dog
ate the crucial evidence.
Wanna buy a bridge?

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2020-10-26

Ioreth



"The hands of the king
are the hands of a healer"
Thus, he can be known

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2020-10-04

allies

asked for policy
Trump dog-whistles his brownshirts
"stand back and stand by"

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2020-09-26

formalist



Will Shakespeare explained
why he kept his metric scheme
"iamb what iamb"

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2020-07-19

meddling

grey-eyed Athena
drove a  spear into Ares
each got yellow cards

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2020-06-29

immortality

legacy of words
Mohammed left no male heirs
Like George Washington

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2020-05-02

to summarize

love humanity!
the rest is commentary
now, go and study

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2020-04-21

retrospect

Ahead, a signpost
legible from the far side
"This is not a trail"

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2020-04-18

Fourth Turning II

The blare of Trump/Pence heralds End of Days

although it's been mis-spelled in  all our texts.
The Second Horsemen slays us with a plague;
The Wise among us shudder at what's next.

Apocalyptic fires devastate Oz,
as Bangladesh subsides beneath the waves.
Still Trumpty Dumpty doubts a human cause
and soon, there'll be no bodies left to save.

Pat Robertson swears God is in control
and sends disease to guide us on His way,
chastising bodies to refine the soul,

and when that fails, he'll blame it on the Gays.
Steve Bannon's all alone to find it "good"
we didn't prep for this one, 'though we could.

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2020-04-15

untrustworthy

Wellington Yueh
Missed the Baron, killed his Duke
Treacherous weapon!

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closing the loop

"Hello, grandfather!"
Alia claimed the Baron
with her gom jabbar

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2020-03-29

tragedy

surge capacity
trends toward zero as you run
HealthCare like business

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2020-02-27

consequences

Coronavirus
wreaks God's vengeance for the deaths
of Her pangolins

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2020-02-03

whose metric?

median income
hasn't grown in three decades
voters demand CHANGE

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2020-01-25

likable enough

Hillary Clinton
those lawyerly evasions
are her character

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2020-01-23

beastly

Mick's neighbor sputtered
"hey, McLeod! get off my ewe!"
the rest's history

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2019-12-13

multidimensional

eylu v'eylu
divrei elohim haim
neum adonai

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2019-12-07

who's asking?

Gravity's Rainbow
distorts straight trajectories
in Earth's ref'rence frame

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2019-12-05

Bloomberg's CivilRights record is indefensible. His Stop&Frisk was transparently "unreasonable search" years before courts found it unconstitutional. &NYC spent many $millions settling wrongful arrests of thousands of peaceful demonstrators at 2004 convention.

2019-11-21

neocons, and cons

When Paul Wolfowitz
looks clever at your expense
you're dumb as a Trump

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2019-11-01

unmarked

Can't ever be sure
if they're out for trick-or-treat
in San Francisco

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2019-10-24

a flair for making enemies

Taylor testified
to the very quid pro quo
Trump's been denying

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