Thursday, October 01, 2015

Choking Trump Storm

Refugee weekend.
It’s frontrunner season
with airstrike opinions.

Maximum gambit.
It’s a 115mph crisis.
The regime’s in tears.

Gasoline central.
It’s a Florida family fight
with category-three airstrikes.

-- Lance Newman

'They could be Isis,' Donald Trump warns
Hurricane Joaquin strengthens into category-three storm
Celebrations and fear in Syria as Russian airstrikes begin

Thursday, September 24, 2015

From "Celestial Combo"

as wavy a shadow electric empire.
Knock puppet TV blinking let's a
Taken lunar atmosphere breathtaking I'm the

will that scarf prize bottle if heroically,
has that manicured nutmeg detective if once,
was that outstretched glass slump if accidentally,

them on or cast a chance eclipses
it with and impress the bulbs harvest
as dumb a pixy hair carton.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

This man is blowing up fantasy sports
Sunday's Super Blood Harvest Eclipse Is Media Conspiracy
Empire : Has Cookie Awakened Jamal's Inner Luscious?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn Bringing More

BIGOTRY – the morning news is told
that raising fears is not certain –

but seeds of discontent is certain –
jibes, disaster, attacks without
handcuffs; a teenager told

he serves an example, told
not suitable, is certain.
and so both are happy without

-- Anna Cathenka

Jeremy Corbyn's first PMQs: Both sides happy
Student arrested for bringing homemade clock to school
Could 'dislike' button lead to more cyber-bullying?

Sunday, September 13, 2015

After Different Days

major faultlines not expect rescue solve deep-rooted shaken
exposed unwinding of built up days ahead prompt flights
steep devaluations come to depend on every word and deed

sourced delivery re-mastered footage historical missions
the next iteration high-resolution video generated
beauty and grandeur of space launch after preliminary tests

to be corporate discipline oblivion like previous splitters
leave rather than damage with speculation
still going on bit disingenuous argue different policies

-- Clark Allison

Stock sell-off reveals ‘major faultlines’ in economy, BIS says
NASA’s ultra-high definition channel to launch in November
Corbyn opponents told to 'take it on the chin' and stop sniping

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Rephrase "Not Lost"

I live in the middle of nowhere.
I can do nothing but wait for a train.
That's why consistency is tainted

by the formula "practice makes perfect."
If I know the shorthand,
Hell must be the pavement of direction.

If you are not traveling,
maybe I can get a ride with you.
I live in the middle of nowhere.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Serena Williams has practiced on same court for 6 years
Cheap Uber Rides Going Away. And That's a Good Thing
Germany greets refugees with help and kindness

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Isn't Potent Reconcilables

capable of maneuvering to target missile potent symbolism
potentially encroach may consign aircraft carriers dustbin
faster anything intercept undisputed maritime power threat

on the brink of being installed not about to grasp changes
happening colleagues repairing may not outpouring of fury
a fool undermine democratic result thing isn't to get angry

clandestine secret campaign contentious drone strikes core
role identifying and locating salvaging troubled war effort
impossible carry out toxic risky peel off reconcilables

-- Clark Allison

China to parade ‘carrier-killer’ missile through Beijing
Jeremy Corbyn’s opponents showing political nous
Secret CIA drones target Islamic State leaders in Syria

Thursday, August 20, 2015

During No Arrival

missing during bad weather strong winds and fog
mountainous eastern province lost contact distress call
flying low crashing mountain darkness limited visibility

huge arsenal of weapons stashed in suitcases and holdalls
automatic assault rifles followed arrival of motor cruiser
grenades flash bangs pepper sprays appeared via video link

deal is no further forward tactical rationale behind move
unwittingly did job required really believe a fake result
that utterly deluded from opening seconds a farcical claim

-- Clark Allison

Indonesian plane with 54 people on board crashes
'UK's largest ever' haul of rifles and machine guns
Delusion or distraction? Jose Mourinho's awful Chelsea week

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Perspective of Lakes

The heart's content is a loudmouth;
Twitter says it's followed by one person and several liars.
This is your big chance to ignore it

in a bid to get your messages
from a more generous messenger.
At the last trump, the world is leapfrogged

to make empty theater.
But she's a million-gallon soup
and she's put a tributary on the river indefinitely.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Twitter ends Direct Message character limit
Can Carly Fiorina Seize Her Moment?
The Animas River spill and the myth of mine safety

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Than Growth Permeate

of like linked fungi pale yards in
on of filled mycelium alike dome for
weeds the drift it took up would that

cup formation for is coating cold
for of marred basins cold scoreline on
by from covered cattails rotting ice on

way phragmites of is dipping alike
branches the drain it clash just was that
puzzle hair at is mowing glistening

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Mexico tops Panama in chaotic Gold Cup semifinal
Rotting Fungus Creates Beautiful, Glistening 'Hair Ice'
Mowing Water-Detention Basins Increases Mosquito Populations

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Old Wider Doubts

will focus on wider ecosystem remain wistfully nostalgic
could have been a very lucrative niche little alternative
but to go ahead disaster a phenomenal error

performance speculation run wild listening keenly for hints
confusion and widespread doubts about its prospects
slow-selling sales ramp up expected to work just didn't

fundamental changes in old ways sluggish judicial system
grow way out from country's staggering debts
economic precipice minds focused scary road

-- Clark Allison

Microsoft and Nokia - a marriage made in hell?
Doubts remain over prospects of Apple Watch
Greeks Worry about Bailout’s Push for Economic Overhaul

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Long Sunburn Overdrive

The fisherman is angered if you call it blackmail,
so just call it fishing --
in seaweed and super international magnets.

Spending days in the company's long queues
with their ramps, turns, and intersections,
and mimicking their baits and jumps.

But matter introduces much that you can build yourself --
like pants with interlocking tabs, and ringers in any shape?
The future of U-turns has delivered its kingfish.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Greeks head towards Sunday vote in anger and confusion
The last of the Jersey Shore fishing piers
Anki's Killed Slot Cars With Overdrive's Customizable Tracks

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Extract Empty Silence

hoping they extract the essence of the matter
artificial neural network bizarre set of images
image fed into the input layer adjusting network parameters

martyr to political correctness the lamest of gender jokes
greeted with stony silence for every action too far gone
tried to be honest about issues some kind reasoned debate

oddly provincial in outlook recommendations of friends
packs a century of upheaval an almost uncanny beauty
later corpse would be bathed hinted wrong completely empty

-- Clark Allison

Google revealed images created by dreaming computer
The hysteria over Sir Tim Hunt’s 'joke’ stops open debate
Lost in translation? Here’s my top 10 foreign novels

Thursday, June 11, 2015

World In Itself

I was having lunch on the width of the Internet.
I only know the cinematic Earth
and the captive words that describe it.

Balloons gravitating to kindergarten,
the steward of human pressure and handpicked dust,
larger than a ring of Saturn.

Famous for its existence projects, it is made up mostly
of invisible hair from an ambitious spacecraft
and the afternoon buzzing of a phoebe.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

'Jurassic World' is Trevorrow Land
Google launches Sidewalk Labs to fix cities
Saturn's biggest ring is weird, invisible and really, really big

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Key and Newspaper

on show key brash and
including key tongued barbs raised the
as key based radiation collided

floor to of key telling instead confidential
as space taped names found
on show newspaper brash and

including newspaper tongued barbs raised the
as newspaper based radiation collided
floor to of newspaper telling instead confidential

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Rare Supernova Burst Shines Light on Its Mysterious Origins
Top 10 new species of 2015 include artistic fish, fanged frog
Greece's Varoufakis courts controversy anew with taping remark

Confidence in Reforms

deep in ground raid territory operation carried direction
group terror finances war machine elite counter-command
aircraft riddled with bullet holes monitoring speculation

clear dividing contest to replace lines confidence vote
simmering resentment and recrimination vying to succeed
near-wipeout highly charged modernising wing

the cards only possible if reforms kept up pressure
running out painful creditors insisting action any case
vote on decisions depended bailout money no majority

-- Clark Allison

Labour leadership: Battle lines are drawn
Delta Force Commandos Kill Key ISIS Leader in Ground Raid
Germany urges Greece to undertake reforms to unlock funds