"tornados in California-2010"
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What the hell makes sense?
The Bush Wars inherited by Obama?
Gas costing $1.25 per litre across Canada?
Cajun poutine without hot sauce?
Old age? Adolescent angst?
Intermittent attacks of Can’t Remember Shit,
body parts wearing out?
Who will be elected the next president
after telling lies, making unfulfillable promises,
and then being tossed back into the cauldron
of arachnid archaic asinine politics?
Labeling things jumbo shrimp
or government intelligence?
Training thousands of dogs to fight war
and then giving them the status of “equipment”?
Continuing to be engaged by rhetorical inquiries?
Trying to understand why most GPS units send you
in stupid directions, to the wrong places, convincing
you that you have forgotten how to read a map?
Jean-Paul Sartre, Herman Cain, Ronald McDonald?
Jackson Pollack’s frenetic drippings?
Klee’s linear universe?
Mozart’s operas? My cat? The neighbor’s dog?
My wife, your wife, our children?
Rev. Mel Lewis holding a White Christian’s Conference
in Alabama? The Vatican excommunicating anybody?
Why Motel 6 rooms cost $85.00 per night?
Why I couldn’t find an SUV I liked that was painted red
instead of government mint silver?
Why millions of rational people live without fear
in the shadow of several fire mountains in Washington State?
Meg Ryan turning down the lead in PRETTY WOMAN?
Trying to decide whether to whistle or have sex in cemeteries?
Why there have been six AMERICAN PIE movies?
Why no one seems to give a shit that I saw a UFO up close
on the high CA desert in 1983?
Why smart phones mostly are dumber than a stump,
with modern technology sprouting like fly larva daily
encouraging us to become more dependent on it
than anyone could have dreamed of a decade ago,
creating cosmic impatience with any wait beyond five seconds,
fanning creativity in some and instant boredom without
constant stimulation in others?
Sure, I could go on and on and on,
but what would be the sense in that?
Posted over on dVerse Poets-MTB
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