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Technically, It Rhymes With “Voice”

When Theodor Geisel ein klein Junge was, His family was put out of business because They were German-Americans back when the Kaiser Was acting belligerent and some adviser Thought naturalized citizens couldn’t be trusted; Besides, they made beer! They were … Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism

They taught us that it couldn’t happen here. Americans are different, better than Those other, foreign people. Now it’s clear That fear and hate are All-American. Our friends and neighbors are the same today As when we tried to go … Continue reading

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Pulse

Lin-Manuel Miranda said it best On Sunday evening: “Love is love is love Is love is love is love…” (you know the rest). Feeling scared or angry? See above.

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Or Maybe It Was “Wings”?

Mice don’t scare me, nor do rats. I’m cool with cobras, bored by bats. A spider on my face? A yawn: When I wake up it’s always gone. Wait, that last I stole from Cheers, I think. We all have … Continue reading

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That Goes For You Hipsters, Too

The fishes of the ocean are The reason I’m inshore so far. I love the creatures of the sea As long as they’re inside of me, But when they’ve rendered me immersed It’s so our roles may be reversed I’m … Continue reading

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Nematocirrus

The tower of gnats in the park knows I’m here. They’re collectively thinking about me. I fear Angry dogs, lurking pumas, mean crows and fierce squirrels, But nothing so much as a bug mass that swirls In silent, oppressive, projected … Continue reading

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F-Stop

When fear’s the word that’s underlined And panic starts to well up I take a picture with my mind Then don’t let it develop

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