Pandemic Poetry Part Song*

August 30, 2020
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Chaos of Contagion

How to cope with the Chaos of Contagion?

The confusion of conventions

The conflicts over comportment

Floating, floating, floating, floating, floating

No solid ground to land on

Civilization grinding to a halt

Opening opportunities of expression

Look at me floating above

Suspended in animation

It’s a good time to reassess

Everything


Comedy Writers Have Taken Over the universe

Who is writing this shit?

Clearly, comedy writers have taken over reality.

My guess is it’s George Carlin & Andy Kaufmann

Today’s headline was a perfect gem of nihilistic humor:

NASA says there is a 0.41% chance that an asteroid will hit us the day before the US election.

Given the mutated time stream we have slipped into, I’ll translate that as a 100% chance, maybe 110%.

This begs the obvious question of where would we most like the asteroid to strike?

Political targets (Congress, the White House…) are too obvious. Carlin would want more irony, and Kaufmann would want less predictability.

Spoiler alert: Here are the top five targets:

  1. Mount Rushmore
  2. Our “defensive” stockpile of nuclear weapons
  3. Mara-a-Lago
  4. Harmlessly into the middle of the ocean… creating continent-swallowing tsunamis
  5. The world’s stockpile of toilet paper

Who am I?

All of the news that contradicts my views is fake

All of the rumors that support my views are real

Who am I?

If you guessed someone other than me & you

You’re wrong


  • ”Song” is 2, in Thai

Here’s a flower to click, if you’re into that sort of thing:


Nothing Matters. Here are some “Poems”

May 19, 2020

sanitizer in mask

Sterilize

Sanitize

Reorginize

 

Sit and mope

Be a dope

Try to cope

 

Wear a mask

Avoid a task

Finish a poem

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Pandemic Poetry

April 28, 2020

Last May I got payed to play in a play

by Checkoff

I banked on the bank being open

so I could drop my old check off

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Can You Make a Poem About…

March 30, 2020

The other day, a friend asked if I could write a poem based on a prompt, and if so, if I could write a poem about eating with your hands. It turns out that eating roasted vegetables with your hands lets you enjoy them better than with a fork or chopsticks. It’s just a fact.

So I wrote the following:

 

Eating with my fingers

Such a sticky delight

mashing mashed potatoes

in the middle of the night

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You

April 2, 2019

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You are the inner child of all of creation.

You are the spark, the light, the reason.

You are the heartbeat. You are the rhythm.

My sadness for the lack of you will dissipate in your wake.

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I Dreamed My Family

October 24, 2018

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I dreamed my family was really my family

Nights of holding in comfort

Of building more family

Days of building dreams

Of knowing, of connecting

Of being mutually indispensable

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Some Poemish Songs (or songish poems)

September 24, 2018

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When I get it

I can’t make it out of my mind

I’m in such an awful bind

There’s this thing I need to find 

A hidden key of some kind

It’s eluded me before

It’s on the other side of a door

When I get it, I’ll be free

When I get it, I’ll change my destiny 

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I dunno. Poetry I guess.

June 12, 2018

 

Three Loud Firetrucks

Three loud blaring, blasting firetrucks

Tree limbs swaying

Sirens lingering

Wind dying down

All quiet now

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It smells like teen suicide

April 26, 2018

1.

Tingle fuzz

Lurking dread

Alone in a crowd

It smells like teen suicide

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vegetables kill

June 12, 2017

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Angry Fruit By Fotokolaj On Deviantart

Author’s note: The headline of this post was created for dramatic effect, but to stay on the safe side, we should follow the following:

  • Appease the peas
  • Choke the artichokes

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