The Prisoner’s Lament

They want me to be nonviolent, And surround me with violence. They want me to make better choices, And remove all meaningful choice. They want me to respect the law, And entangle me in petty... Read More

Golden’s Rule/Godwin’s Law

GOLDEN’S RULE Godwin’s Law* IT SEEMS THAT, Our thoughts aren’t quite the same,      my brother. OUR  SOURCES ARE DIFFERENT SO You may be misinformed,      my friend. PERHAPS Your passion is admirable,      comrade.... Read More

after the dream act is revoked

  it’s time to get my hair cut again & the dream act just got rolled back      what can i do get in the car    keep the appointment preserve etiquette        the economy        routine so stupid       ... Read More

RITUAL

A lone turkey struts on our back porch picking at droves of sunflower seed shells for we have been solacing the persistent birds all winter and now it is spring. The last frozen piles of... Read More

POETRY: The sample is shining

“It’s the first-ever sample of metallic hydrogen on Earth, so when you’re looking at it, you’re looking at something that’s never existed before.” —Isaac Silvera, Harvard University   In the universe of possibility, something new:... Read More

Made in China

I wonder how many millions of small white worm cocoons were unraveled to make his tie. I imagine vast fields of them, confined and shining, hanging somewhere in an overseas warehouse under yellow lights lost... Read More

Life Without a Spine

Taxonomists have described more than a million species ... divided into more than twenty phyla. Of this plethora, vertebrates represent only part of one phylum, and a mere 40,000 species or so. —Stephen Jay Gould... Read More

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