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JANUARY  2009


 Liz as Ann of a 1000 days © Jimmy Warner Design 2011
 
 
Politics of the Moment
(or how oft a Bush is supposed a bear?)
 

 Black hole, bęt noir, entity non gratis,
 forget sublimated status, fall from grace,
 think disaster, oubliette, troll hole, but
 yes, there must be something in there
 secretive, alive and alert times three,
 a survivor, soul proprietor of sentience.
 
 Diablo, mirablo, is it all the rage to be
 the number one survivor? To be the
 sage who saw it all and came back and 
 blew the whistle on age related chaos
 and abuse, who told that death-wad,
 scythe-carrying dork in the black robe
 
 to check his weapons at the door or be
 patted down for a more intensive search
 and seizure, atomic billfold swipe and
 credit report matrix devaluation,
 no more Mr.-nice-guy, let it slide logic,
 have a nice day smile of reason-grin.
 
 It’s all that’s left of the hair of your
 chinny-chin-chin; the gypsy horse
 spirit-guide airport souvenir became
 more valuable than purple mornings
 and coffee, more than all the paper,
 plastic and oil in the free world.
 
   You’ll find your standard deviation
  where nothing shines but inner truth
  serum on steroids and the remaining
  stature of liberties still quivering. No
  package too bulky to fit your mail slot,
  test of a state-of-the-art electronic id.
 
 Survivors have rules that fall outside
 the politics of the moment, find allies
 in the black shadow crevasses of deep
 crepuscular cavities and count their
 blessings on the stumps of fingers
 no one wants to shake nubs with,
 
 not since...
 
 the descendants of Conestoga wagon
 song and lyric made the west safe for
 calico and corn bread wisdom to run a
 a protestant state whose moral compass
 is a plastic dashboard figurine so pure
 an average mortal can’t ‘get out the way’.

 
 

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