Dam’d if you do, or: You don’t

A 'Septolet' Russian officials claim Ukraine's planning hydroelectric Kakhovka Dam's destruction Moscow intends to scapegoat Kyiv. Septolet? The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

Gays, or: Nazis

Serious looks around the circle Stern countenances Zoom in on one particularly humorless brow No alternative- No alternative to victory! Victory! They repeat They repeat Themselves a lot These days are almost flying by With victory after victory after victory But not their victory! They were promised victory! No alternative to victory! The gay Nazis… Continue reading Gays, or: Nazis

If she didn’t play her part

His behavioral patterns, and hers, were entirely predictable during election season; but their public cheer was incongruous with his true intentions. She knew, oh so well, that he'd renege on his promises, including those to her... But he'd certainly give her the chop if she didn't play her part. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt This piece… Continue reading If she didn’t play her part

Representation, or: In summation

A 'golden shovel' poem Come elections, they fuss like babies on buses; Cajole their flocks: Let's turn back the clocks! Snobbishly focused solely 'pon their own jobs; Self-styled leaders smooch every small child; Scores of whores hired for unsavory chores; No lack of hacks begging: O, take me back! Lies, pleas, promises (worthless) issue forth… Continue reading Representation, or: In summation

Netanyahu’s blatant, cynical lies

It's natural for thinking people to doubt what politicians say; and, to an extent, I don't even blame them for lying and stretching the truth for votes because that is, sadly, how elections are won. The reality is simple: most people vote with their guts and don't follow politics closely. Our politicians know this well.… Continue reading Netanyahu’s blatant, cynical lies