Tagged: united states

someone is counting

someone is counting
the 71,497 fires ignited
across the Amazon
rainforest since
January to make way
for soybeans. someone
is standing in the
middle of a farm in
the Midwest, watching
the rows of soybeans
rotting in the fields.
everywhere, the
land whispers
checkmate
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: soybeans

perhaps there are more

perhaps there are more
than two americas, maybe
a third, a fifth, a
two hundred and forty
second
america, given a
chance to
change
ever so often
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: chance

the state of the

the state of the
union is a self-
appraisal, an end
of the year
balancing
act between
tooting your own
horn and seeking
support. not
everyone can
be as colorful,
but we all agree,
the state of the union
must be strong
.
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here is our norman

first thing, saturday

first thing, saturday
morning, you take
the temperature
of our nation without
fail – another
shooting, another
breach, a familiar
unrest, a polished
contempt – i am
in the other room,
hanging on until
brunch, waiting
for a bloody peace
.
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to relent to

to relent to
this better
safe than sorry

foreign policy
is to realize
how far
we have strayed
from serving the
many
and how
easily greatness
can be redefined
.
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the act of standing