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Tumor the size of a snow globe
turned ground over sky and shook
a blizzard down the snowman, I

don't love knowledge though
I keep a picture of its minefield
on my mantle by the alpine scene

and don't I dust the spaces in between?
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Oh, Chris, I love this. Yes.
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Thanks, Kat,

Chris
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It's not a word to be kept
in a lead-lined container. Unlike
nuclear waste, it does not dissipate.
Its ownership must pass to those
against whom it was deployed

to do with what it takes
to wear it out.

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Well, I can relate. Certainly as one on the receiving end of deployment, but also, if I'm honest, which the poem encourages me to be, as one capable of deployment.
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Spiked petals interlocked
fortress round the bearded
heart and the chef with his
dangerous knife will hack
flat the clawed mechanism
fished from the boiling pot
still fibrous,exuding
steam and what passes for green.
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Yum? emoticon Just kidding. Poem does a good job evoking the violence involved when we help ourselves to our daily meals. Lest we forget, as we so often do.

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His monument at last
was bad. A disappointment
let's be honest. He himself
was pedestal-averse, falling
from popular grace when
the bullet caught him.

We are lifted on the words
as on sea swells and fear
we might not get there.


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Another thing I'm prone to forget, what day it is. Thanks for the reminder.
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Medical Alert: White Plains, NY
Neighborhood Watch: Sanford, Florida

The thing speaks for itself

A barrel of flour fell
from an open window
injuring a passer by

res ipsa, the judges intoned

not the sort of thing
to happen in
the absence of

malice (No No No

it was negligence)


Help, I've been shot and I can't get up.

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Chris,

Excellent. Thank you for this! I had to google to understand the references, and I'm glad I did.

Maybe send this one to The New Verse News? I spent some time on a left-leaning political site yesterday arguing about the case, so I know the topic is raging and relevant.
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Yeah, this needs translation. I'm glad you thought it was worth the effort, I'm indulging myself as usual during NaPoMo, pity the poor reader! It is liberating to put aside concerns re: comprehensibility emoticon

Chris

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Morning Walk

looking for the tai chi guy
conductor of molecular tsunamis
not there today

dogs,dogs, dogs

the man with the empty right sleeve
and his companion
exchanging our courteous greetings

the chiuaua lady describes
her girls' encounter with
two rottweilers, pronounced
"rock-wilders," belligerent owners
and a pick-up truck; story
culminates in a courtroom
the plucky chiuaua presented
as evidence.
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I'm reading all right. You are on a roll. I'll bet these come first thing in the morning.

Tere
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hey Tere,

So glad you stopped by. Yeah, first thing in the morning. Glad you like,

Chris
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Thanks for taking us on a morning walk with you. Next best thing to actually being there. emoticon
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How many dollars will the campaign incur
before we are well and profoundly inured?

I believe we are rapidly approaching that number.

Meanwhile, Greek potato growers are
selling their goods directly off the truck.
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Ghost Ship

Scheduled for scrapping
saved by the tsunami
swallowed and spewed out whole
a years' reprieve
to cross the Pacific unpiloted
drifting into Alaskan waters
untowable, a survivor of sorts.

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Chris, you are so good at taking what's right there in front of us and making it into a poem. I saw a report on the ghost ship too, felt there was something sad about it, but never thought to make a poem. Now that you have the image of the rusted, rudderless ghost ship will stay with me longer.
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April Birthdays

Eighteen and eighty, they
are each this Spring,
his line still unreeling
hers, reeled in.




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I like 18 and 80. Liked the other one too that you took down. emoticon
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hey Kat,

Thanks. Wasn't too sure about 'Springs tits,'
but thanks for the [sign in to see URL] I'll put it back up tomorrow.

Chris
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Ode to April

when the linen of religion
obscures the tits of Spring
and fashion turns to floral
once again.


([sign in to see URL] was a request for an encore)
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There was indeed. TY
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Yes, the image of Jerusalem
We will walk with our heads high
in Israel

shed of Shylock and Fagin
conversion or the gallows

but I didn't come here to dwell
on insults--just this to indicate
my leanings--and to tell you,
among the sacred bones upon which
you will stand to condemn me,
my grandmother's mother's

and to say I see something in
the wretched and the rounded up
in the skinny stone throwers
of Gaza; something of David.
 
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This is wonderful. Great reads -- images, words and how they sound and what they say. Ya know -- the package. Little gems. I'm so glad you brought back the spring tits -- because I missed it first time around and it's wonderful. Go go go!
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Thanks, vkp, it's good to see you here, stopping by the sandbox as it [sign in to see URL]'s how the NaPoMo challenge always feels to me,

Chris
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Now a stranger stands to sing his song
about a lonesome boy who don't belong
standing on the side of the road
with nowhere left in this world to smoke.

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Hydrangeas

are porch-front framers, character vouchers
suspicion soothers and gossip quelchers
"Move along," they burble, mown lawns
and lemonade

Nobody hears the stifled screams
of the pineapple pieces
caught in the horrible green jello.

___________________________________

The next installment of "Suburban Gothic" will
explore the sociopathy of geraniums.
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Hilarious....
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