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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Violent Regenerations [Today's News Poem, February 12, 2011]

Violent Regenerations [Today's News Poem, February 12, 2011]

Did technology save him in winter?
Did the towers transmit his location?
He fell in the snow, made an angel
That froze as impression—a hollow,
Haunting the calendar: Boogeyman Off-Road,
Futile The Frozen, Gentle And Buried now.
Granite for tooth rings will make a strong toddler,
Razors in oatmeal and napalm for ointments
Will cull the unworthy and only the strongest
Will breathe on the trees to ignite them,
Will focus the sun with a lens made of air:
Revenge against seasons, our mother, our earth.

"In a 2007 study of 141 adolescents, published in the journal Development and Psychopathology, 85 percent reported that they’d been slapped or spanked."
—KATHERINE ELLISON, The New York Times, Published: February 11, 2011

"It was a story that touched everyday Americans and prompted the biggest search-and-rescue mission in Oregon's history: The disappearance of the Kim family. The Kims went missing on Thanksgiving 2006. Husband James, wife Kati and their two young daughters, Sabine and Penelope, had been on a road trip when a wrong turn left them desperately lost in the Oregon wilderness. "
—ALAN B. GOLDBERG and JAY SCHADLER, ABC News, Feb. 11, 2011

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