Swirling

swirling
gaze transfixed
eyebrow cocked,
ready to fire

sand bottleneck
grinning mackerel
on the tarmac
swirling

A Response to Laura McGann About George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush, 41, Bush 41

Recently, Laura McGann wrote an article on Vox.com about the recently deceased George H. W. Bush and how an assessment of his legacy needs to include the allegations that he groped eight woman over his career.

Honestly, my first reaction was to immediately jump to the defense of 41. And as I writing an email to McGann, I was ready to let loose with reasons why she was wrong.

But, you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men.

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Hardy Hibiscus

hardy hibiscus
bounteous vegetation
deter prying eyes 

5 Pearls of Wisdom that Are Actually Myths
A Picture a unicorn; a mythical creature of yore.
Image by Kaitlyn Millet from Pixabay

As I get closer to my 40th birthday, I’ve been thinking about some pearls of wisdom I’ve received over the years.

Or as I like to call them, myths.

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Remain Always a Child

Inept leaders
murdered millions
with the stroke
of a pen.

The humiliation
of a people
sentenced
millions more

Mutually assured
destruction,
stand-in
for peace

Moving closer
to midnight.
lessons of the past
ignored.