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Friction

Everything is buttoned up Wrapped up all snug and sure Tightly wound and firmly bound The load appears secure A gargantuan effort...

Nature Preserves (First Period)

I sat at my desk, struggling to conclude my kid’s version of the Stephen King period piece, Carrie. My publisher, Garfunkel & Schuster,...

Stupid Hair

I often hear people talk about having a “bad hair day.” This is a social indicator of individual displeasure at not looking as good as...

Radioactive Man

I am a product of the nuclear age. I was born just as the USA was going into the war of aggression business in earnest. They had just...

A Fissure of Men

They tell us to cleave unto him Are not we cleft in twain By the fact that human whim Defines divine domain On our knees to sing the hymn...

I Drink to...Uh, I Forget

My name is Art and I am an alcoholic. I said that once, many years ago at an AA meeting. It wasn’t a particularly revelatory exclamation...

His Master's Voice

The other morning I had the occasion to stumble bedward around 7:00 AM. This is not unusual: I stumble many directions (often at the same...

CoG: Continuity of Genocide

“For the highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.” Socrates – Plato’s Republic My first awareness of the term...

Big Bother

Putin on the Ritz

“How was your flight?” The voice was deep and measured, a slight Russian accent. The question was clearly an attempt at irony – I had...

Ahh-Ooga

“Ahh-Ooga.” Though quiet, the voice was proud yet defiant, spit out under the breath with palpable contempt. Beneath it laid a certain...

To Live

What a joy is this life. An impossible journey on a well charted path over treacherous terrain within volumes of well-occupied space....

Art A Hammer

Feel the pounding beat As the hammer falls Prepare for the sound of things to come See the moving feat Heed the caterwauls Highs and lows...

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