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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Red is Not Red Anymore [Today's News Poem, October 21, 2010]

Red is Not Red Anymore [Today's News Poem, October 21, 2010]

You said you could live in my mind;
A house I would share with you—both
Our properties joined with a door:
Unlocked, then unhinged and removed.

I walk to my office and sit:
My swiveling chair and my files
Surround me. The cabinet drawer
Is dented—my knuckles have scars.

I open it—look, there's the snap
You took in Sedona, the curls
In stones that predated the ape.
The redness like bricks in that pic:

Your house in Virginia—I loved
That first home because it was yours.
And after that things got much worse
For you and for us—though I loved

The sanity felt with you—still
There—even though cliffs are a plunge,
No longer a sentinel-call
To make this thing love—to define

It carnally after the minds
Have joined and not prior. It meant—
I don't know what it meant for you—
It's the only memory that mattered to me.

"When Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his explosive 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Thomas vehemently denied the allegations and his handlers cited his steady relationship with another woman in an effort to deflect Hill's allegations.
Lillian McEwen was that woman. "
—Michael A. Fletcher, Washington Post Staff Writer, Friday, October 22, 2010

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Hey Followers! Raid on the Mayans! RT This! [#twitterfoundpoem, October 21, 2010]

Hey Followers! Raid on the Mayans! RT This! [#twitterfoundpoem, October 21, 2010]

hey!! followers!!
Watch out!! the mayans are out tonight
with blow dart GUNS!
We cannot be saved until
we have risen above all our enemies,
frenemies, Ma vision du couple and...
hey!! followers!!
Find friends and allies - and...know thine enemy.
The more you prep for opposition, the quicker you'll push thru.
and i'll have all these followers, friends, allies and
henchmen. I rolled an 18 on my charisma,
rolled an 18 on my gun snipe,
and My henchmen conquistadors rolled a natural 20
for their genocide check...
now the mayans are Best frenemies with benefits,
real estate and all the rest for the sake of my benefit
for the sake of my love
and for the sake of my benefit!!

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Toylit Q1/Q2 2010 Report: Six Months of Gestation... FINISHED & ON SALE NOW!

Selected News Poems from Jan 22, 2010 through July 22, 2010. 119 pages w/ 110 poems.

Rutherford Toady did the artwork and it's pretty damned good. Don't believe me? Here's the cover:

I edited most of the poems: sometimes they needed punctuation changes, sometimes the final couplet was terrible--but of course sometimes the poems came out perfectly and needed no revision. 110 poems at $19.95 costs you about $.18 a poem; cheaper than the newspaper and more durable too (both in content and in format). This book represents a cumulative effort of approximately 600 hours and I'm pleased with the result. If you enjoy All the News in Witty Print (or All the News That's Shit; In Print), please buy a copy.

Also, let me know if you want to review it.

Thanks for reading,


ps: Sorry folks, no #twitterfoundpoems in this edition.

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