Brute

The man is rhino mere stench of him inspires fear clears the room We cower, quietly captivated little mice terrified he’ll call us out bullied into submission But this status quo bears no permanence time and circumstances will topple the power And once writhing on his backside, who will venture to help who will leave […]

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Current Confusion

Project importance on institutions confused about what is legitimate You see, I am worn out, stunned by reality. Officials promote chaos critical thinking a stretch Anyway, I’m anxious, almost off the rails. How do I pull back the strings that control these emotions disconnect from the idiocy allow clarity to guide choices? (Image from personal […]

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Brouhaha

Public displays seldom tell-all, Vanity figures performance called for – a ruse to make the hordes pander. Clearly fault lies with us, audience fuelling rhetoric, lapping up the hate. Give politicians their due, they deliver souped-up enemies to satisfy our tastes. (For Reena’s Exploration challenge, where the prompt is the line: Public figures make us hate their enemies.) Image from personal […]

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Meme

Web-sexy this world – information my empire, a starry squadron, file phaser system – want off though, could, without asking (I visit the online Magnetic Poetry on Fridays.)

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Message In a Bottle 2

Risk-taking equates with freedom, an affirmation from my iced tea’s capmanna, I decide – message welcomeencouragement in life choices apt. An affirmation from my iced tea’s capI overlook the mass produced twistencouragement in life choices aptconsumerism’s ploy I can’t resist. I overlook the mass produced twistsensibility to magic will succumbconsumerism’s ploy I can’t resistRisk-taking equates with […]

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Mining Civilization

Digging for gold in an overcrowded mine, the dust of narcissism blinding our passage. Rural roots worship celebrity – well-travelled hype overshadowing common decency – Powerless, we are throngs of insignificance – fraudulence and anti-social rhetoric failing to elicit pause. Our screams, ignored, do not alleviate the suffocation – How do we blast through the […]

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Building on Uneven Ground

We are builders – constructing isolation with fortified walls imagining security in separation. We are battlers – projecting foes in outer forces ignoring the dangers of faulty foundations. How warped are the stories on which we lay our floors; how misguided our efforts? We need level ground on which to erect stability, a balanced understanding […]

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Social Media Blues

LinkedIn wants me to connect with former colleagues, ignores the fact that they haven’t opted to reach out to me, fails to recognize the state of my disability sets me on the margins of society Facebook likes to remind me of things I did in the past, drags up conversations, or outings no longer valid, […]

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Politically Incorrect

Attending awards ceremonies calls for muzzled comportment, fail to appreciate the adulation of one over many, tend to believe these things are tainted, overblown but this is just the ramblings of a self-defacing personality, opinions unacceptable in most circles, and certainly amongst those whose scoff at such remarks, view me as common those who sniff […]

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Can We Talk About It?

As mothers, who are concerned, as sons, who are seeking guidance, as daughters, for whom our fears mount? I don’t have the answers, maybe not even the beginning of a response, but I’m trying to get through to some level of sensibility, need to know what it takes to instill respect, to restore reverence for […]

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