Category Archives: pastiche

The Prophet and the Carpenter

The Peaceful Prophet’s followers were shooting infidels, beheading them with axes and flinging them down wells proclaiming, “I’m for Paradise!” while making Earth a Hell. Apologists snapped angrily because they thought the war against Enlightenment and law was all of … Continue reading

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Mushrooms

I hiked a solitary line beneath a mountain peak that looms when bursting there beside a pine I came upon these wild mushrooms that covered all the forest floor in each direction, ever more. Discrete, each one in perfect pose … Continue reading

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Faux Tennyson

It little profits that an idle man by this blank screen, amongst these barren disks, matched by an ageless vice I Tweet and roll unequal blogs unto a “Book of Face” that sorts and stores and feeds and knows not … Continue reading

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Green Eggs, Iran?

I do not want to bomb Iran I do not want to, Uncle Sam! I do not want to kill with guns I do not want to shoot and run I do not want to kill with drones And leave … Continue reading

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Tacking by the Beach on a Sunny Morning

With apologies to Robert Frost (Edit: poem tweaked and commentary added below.) Whose beach this is I think I know. She lives up there where poppies grow; She will not see me sailing by To watch the waves break: foaming … Continue reading

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Boehner in the House

(with apologies to Ernest Lawrence Thayer)    A Ballad of the Empire, Sung in the Year 2011 The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the GOP that day; The Senate was all Democrat, the House in disarray. And then when Cantor threw a … Continue reading

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Ode to Guantanamo Bay

O weeping sore on Cuba’s tortured isle, you foster-child of paranoic hate cold testament to xenophobic fear that’s sated in the rituals of rape: What innocents are caged within your fence of wire that’s barbed and concertina-topped to keep the … Continue reading

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Nevermore

The midnight bird is deeply boring into questions, quandaries soaring high above his cranial perch where he studies arcane lore: to catch a poet lightly sleeping, tossing in his dreams and weeping, where on wings of darkness sweeping comes a … Continue reading

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Wending Mall

Something there is that doesn\’t love a mall
That sends the empty-handed crowds through it, Continue reading

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The Very Model of a Modern Chief Executive

I am the very model of a modern Chief Executive ~
I\’ve information adequate, though most of it is speculative Continue reading

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