Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Sympathy Pains for the Speaker’s Stand

I wrote a new poem! Go here to read the whole thing. Usually I write (well, usually I try to write) on paper, because I take more time with each word, the physical effort of it. Today I had too much to do, and I just opened the posting screen and let the poem all fall out. I knew exactly the image that it should have, but by now (January 2021, still a week after the Capitol insurrection) we're all sick of that image. A little creative Googling, and I found this. Felt right. And just enough of a twist on the original image. (I tried to find a source for it, but couldn't. Whoever created it, fait accompli.)

Anyway, here's the start of the poem.




I’ve been drinking soup out of mugs in the morning

calling it coffee

stretching my mouth wider so that

nobody notices the noodles


These days I feel so sorry for the world

everyone is upset about a faraway foreign government

being overthrown in Washington

I’m just like, at least it’s not your family


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