Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Sabotaged Establishment Record

that MPs stood in the way of mandate to leave EU
have done nothing to honour referendum result
to have sabotaged Brexit and by extension Britain

prorogue a populist move, leader of the people
to unite the Brexit-supporting, as remainers fracture
against hated establishment and ‘remainer elite’

working very hard on Amazon fires
this fake news campaign against sovereignty won’t work
spurned criticism of their environmental record

-- Clark Allison

Boris Johnson wants a ‘people v parliament’ election
Brexit payback: What did MPs expect?
Jair Bolsonaro demands Macron withdraw 'insults' 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Latest Release Procedure

to know which version the latest
ditch the naming scheme
Jellybean, Kitkat, Lollipop, 10

some telling patents and cryptic statements
on track for late release
mostly a quirky retro novelty

seize back control and seek more time
tough unending Brexit palpable
refuse to re-open Article 50 procedure

-- Clark Allison

Android ditches desserts as Q becomes 10
Folding Moto Razr Might Launch in December for $1,500
Emmanuel Macron now wants to force Britain out of the EU

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Better Free Decision

neither side really knows who made a right decision
chance of stopping bad policies from the inside
the mythical creature his enemies painted him

condemned Macron’s foolishness, target energy companies
substantial reciprocal action, wine better than French
we have great wines, paying money to put into product

attack on residents by suspected gang members
sat ground free Hong Kong shocked travellers walked through
called violence peacefully and rationally life respect

-- Clark Allison

Inside and outside cabinet, there are Tories worrying if they’ve done the right thing
Trump threatens tariffs on French wine in response to Macron's 'digital tax'
Hong Kong airport staff stage protest against Yuen Long attack

Monday, July 15, 2019

Truth Contempt

The surge is fading
Please keep speaking up
without fear or favour

Demonstrate outside
speaking truth to power
Please keep speaking up

In the fallout from
the fight to succeed
please keep speaking up

-- Rupert M Loydell

Brexit Party surge is fading, new poll shows
Tommy Robinson fans set to target prison after former EDL leader jailed for contempt of court
Hunt exhorts UK envoys to 'speak truth to power' in coded rebuke to Johnson

Weird Declining Dusk

heart and soul plant investment boost car industry
industry-wide increase efficiency declining bad concern
electric vehicles low-emission target scrapped by budget

extraordinary economic success and dynamism
important to speak adapted national culture bought
apparent arrogance weird friends constituents neighbours

adhere patriotic themes stay true to our cause
unfolded occasional rain planned capped by aerobatics team
fireworks beginning at dusk summoning the tanks not a prop

-- Clark Allison

Jaguar Land Rover signal faith in electric revolution with £1bn factory
Boris Johnson: Too Many Areas In The UK Where English Is Not First Language
Trump hails ‘greatest political journey’ during Independence Day speech

Friday, June 14, 2019

Warning Protocol: Riots!

The creator is naked
when visiting the civilised;
aged in power, aged in will.

Another protest is drawn;
a wave, a wave, a wave,
then they all wave back.

The royal is a plant!
It is all unacceptable;
another wave and we break.

-- Rebecca Eddy

Chernobyl selfies lead to warning from show's writer
Prince Andrew breaks protocol, wades into Brexit row
Hong Kong extradition protests: Lam criticises 'organised riots'

All Sensible Democratic

more compelling attacks in the region
tanker carrying petrochemicals changed tack
oil embargo influence over all regional dossiers

a democratic way would not look like this
self-destructive act surpass diplomatic humiliation of Suez
descends into chaos acrimony offensive in every corner

proroguing the option of suspending parliament
a sensible grown-up debate can be cacophonous
my commitment will of the people get this Brexit thing done

-- Clark Allison

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: What could be Iran's motive?
British people denied a voice in choosing prime minister
Conservative leadership field slims to six

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Proof Algorithms Nonentities

gallery of rogues nonentities façade of elaborate civility
dully ineffective seriously clever
zealots of deregulation and free market

ferocity of debate a proof ideological stakes high
petition to disqualify entire season
the idea of narrative closure intolerable

video achieved from a single photo
convincing deepfake has huge misuse potential
algorithms trained on public 7000 images database

-- Clark Allison

Who should be the next Tory leader? Our panel responds
Game of Thrones Tapped Into Fears
Mona Lisa 'brought to life' with deepfake AI

Monday, May 13, 2019

Swallow Monopolistic Idea

accept significant supporting step month of little progress
come to terms with idea subject cross-party unless
show progress pull out with pressure resumed

would not swallow any bitter fruit
beef lamb fruit juice cooking oil tea coffee
impose bilateral tariffs denied consumers would pay

line-drawing not make a lot of sense
allegedly sets the stage adding a mandatory fee
monopolistic 30 percent commission

-- Clark Allison

Brexit: Cross-party deal must include new referendum
China hits back in trade war with US
Supreme Court says Apple will have to face App Store monopoly lawsuit

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Harvesting Exit Horizon

please do not waste this time
option of leaving wanted to move exit date
could mean leadership contest

gates of hell at the end of space time
towards the event horizon when enough mass collapses
gravity field pulls light inside

data harvesting publishing processing information
resource extraction on massive scale the new oil
exponentially expand digital extraction opportunities

-- Clark Allison

Brexit: UK and EU agree delay to 31 October
Big Tech must pay for access to America’s ‘digital oil’
Black hole seen for first time in image showing matter being sucked into timeless oblivion

Friday, March 29, 2019

Towards Restructuring Limits

due the day
I fear we are reaching the limits of this process
rejected withdrawal agreement

rebranding part of a movement
towards becoming a new political party
furious about potential confusion caused

fend off moves to take control
restructuring and refinancing imminent
fall into hands make offer for rights issue

-- Clark Allison

Brexit: MPs reject May's EU withdrawal agreement furious at Independent Group MPs
Debenhams completes £200m refinancing

Friday, February 08, 2019

Brexit Off Piste

So. How open does the EU seem
to a game of show-and-tell
in weather forecast terms?

Sitting down with a table full of
alternatives to the backstop
almost a week on from chaos,

one of the group may have
triggered the avalanche before
parliament narrowly voting in favour

-- Rupert M Loydell

Brexit: EU digs heels in over deal
Candid Kate! Duchess shares a family photo
British man among four killed during avalanche

Evolving Cultural Pull

forged cinema new wave publicist infection treatment
kitchen sink angry young man evolving screen
mixture of defiance and selfishness key extremely

secret slash taxes tariffs pull economy to tank
challenging divisive issue series flies told source
percolate through trading wearing pretty thin

many rights extending prayer division fracturing attended
love gaining women vote greatest strides
re-energise heading off a desperate cultural resistance

-- Clark Allison

Albert Finney, cinema's original 'angry young man', dies aged 82
Theresa May to hold talks as Labour issues ultimatum
Trump: One of America's greatest accomplishments is ‘abolition of civil rights’

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Storm from Hell

This deepening area of pressure
Threatening, heavy, and powerful
Crashing as the last low hits

A “special place in hell”
A plan to carry it out
Sounds more like heaven to me

Social media helped kill her
Took graphic images of self-harm
And removed her from her life

-- Jennifer Grounds

Storm Erik to BATTER Britain with 70mph winds
Tusk: 'Special place in Hell' for Brexit promoters
Instagram vows to remove self-harm images from site

A Promising Leader

She set out her five demands
She held a plan to carry it out
Robust but constructive

A meeting for renegotiation
In a special place in hell

It comes
PM warned not to end the World

-- Sam Tempest

France recalls ambassador to Italy as row deepens
Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit plan 'promising', Donald Tusk
Brexit deal may not be put to MPs until late March

Stand Amid Conviction

Most of the applause this week
Hit the headlines earlier after the crisis
Evidence perceived Roy’s death

Familiar friend wanted to kill
State of foreign threats published
Text sent throughout an interview

Two months later she was called
Rape, abortion, cuts border the rambling
Instructed only to the fault of her Independent

-- Justin C. Legions

Court upholds manslaughter conviction for Massachusetts woman
Democratic women in white stand out against Trump
Whoopi Goldberg defends Liam Neeson amid race row

The Garage Politician

A world-class mime,
even though he called it ‘desperate’
Spoke out in praise

Without speaking a word
In the ongoing battle
With rapid-fire robotic flow.

Performed in a cluttered garage
In a manner so sarcastic
Claimed he’d broken a world record.

-- Joseph Lotter

Pelosi turns clapping into a viral art form
"I'm the greatest Fortnite streamer": PewDiePie
‘I thought it was me’ – Eminem praises impression

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Humans: no kindness

Student missing
Groping men
Species pushed toward extinction

Claims of toxins and sexual touching
Trapping, poaching and slaughter
Humans significant threats

Complaint: woman, men and nature threatened
Security informed, no kindness or support
Killing, loss, extinction, no decline

-- Rivie Penfold

Parents of Libby Squire ‘overwhelmed’ by support
Tory MP accused of groping men in Commons bar
Killing of large species is pushing them towards extinction

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Another Woman Gone

A woman is injured again,
The death of another flame,
Broken, attacked and detained.

A desperate scream gets lost,
A story of yesterday still untold,
Attacked, alone, and gone.

A body found cold and battered,
Its miserable condition wreaked havoc,
A warning, a storm, an example.

-- Bonnie Bolt

Paris woman detained as 10 die in apartment fire
Neighbour tells of woman's ‘urgent and panicked’ scream
UK weather forecast: Heavy rain and 60mph gales

Water With Words

the flow of rivers is musical,
dancing a dramatic story of change,
singing songs with no words.

a lengthy novel written by the water.
the mind viewing the story,
even if we are expecting different.

it is a well-known landmark,
a stage for the musical.
we died for it to live.

-- Layla Cray

A third of Himalayan ice cap doomed, finds report
Differences between Les Misérables and new BBC TV series
Italy avalanche kills British and French skiers

Being Wrong Succeeded

past the jorts and the eyebrows and the extreme wonk
body clock conflicts
My mere existence seems to antagonize

universe banger: the best kind, and the rarest kind.
“morning” or “evening”
or, at least, so the received wisdom goes.

looked at 341 snippets of
a lovely unthreatening place to go
and therefore have decided not to

-- Eileen Walden

Five benefits of being an early riser
Which one of our reporters succeeded in Veganuary challenge?
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is so wrong it's right

Monday, February 04, 2019

Think of war

a man handles cold departure.
on a different morning,
war riots the underground.

a family is detained by armed suspicion.
in this crisis of unnamed war,
people think of scarring behaviour.

a person with terminal plans
issues an emergency evacuation
from the cold decade of civil existence.

-- Jess Henshall

Millennials' pay 'scarred' by the 2008 banking crisis
Heathrow: Armed police rush to reports of 'man with knife'
Queen to be evacuated if Brexit turns ugly – reports

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Brexit Speaks Nuclear

Urgently trying to fight
the need to express
as options fall away.

The want to deliver
the people’s vote
violating the treaty.

Obligations, control, momentum has stalled
the doomed era of setbacks
the new Cold War.

-- Will Kevern

INF nuclear treaty: Russia follows US in suspending pact
Jacob Rees-Mogg speaks DIRECTLY to Express readers
Brexit: fight for 'people's vote' not over yet, say campaigners

Friday, February 01, 2019

Chaos of Fear

Morning of misery.
A string of issues with
a fresh amber warning

running risk of
breaking the day
with a very low tomorrow.

In abandoned conditions,
in fear of attention,
on Thursday was discovered.

-- Mae Gaynor

Snow causes chaos as temperatures hit lowest for seven years
Over 100 drivers stranded and forced to sleep in PUB
Newborn girl abandoned in east London park in freezing weather

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Prepare for pressure

pressure on independence
amid fresh machinations
sustained and serious

carry a knife dipped in violence
relied upon, whilst the government fails
cold temperatures and votes ongoing

warnings issued
a bloody snap
prepare for legislation

-- Samuel Goward

Brexit: Labour MPs and TUC push back against No 10 bid
London gang speaks of violence in the capital
UK weather: Amber snow warning issue

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A Late Phase

the repeating bursts were recorded
small flecks of blue radio
found from the mouth of an ancient whale

a chime's skeleton in lapis lazuli
a telescope's oceans feasting on her light
this mouth questions stones with religious intensity

advances the picture, gold as the small fish
buried in pigment
staining the books with unexplained signal

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Medieval skeleton found with rare, expensive blue ink embedded in teeth, could rewrite women's history
Scientists Discover The Remains of a Whale Inside a Bigger, Ancient Whale
Mysterious 'repeater' fast radio burst detected from faraway galaxy

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Answer Values Divide

these briefings, day month, can end quickly
press secretary, erupt knowing laughs and groans
sacrosanct was, questions innermost accountability

wider political divide space race environmental degradation
bipartisanship dwindles to see what we never expected
more continuous spectrum political surprises polarised

after struggles and divisions how to disagree well
a spirit of openness what it means to be together
aim for common unity and peace vision values commitment

-- Clark Allison

The demise of the daily White House press briefing
Archbishop Justin Welby calls for 'spirit of openness' in 2019
Charts of the year: from polarised politics to damaging pollution

Monday, December 10, 2018

Dazzling Delay Prospect

Faced with get out choice.
May’s delay will cost credibility.
She’s taken an axe to her hapless government.

firm hollow empty words Trump warned jailtime prospect
illegal hush-money evidence at centre fraud investigation
long road controversial developments potential indictments

Special Counsel impeachable territory global Sino-centric
decline of Pax Americana fantastic dazzling point of view
rights authoritarian powers difficult and dangerous times

-- Clark Allison

The country will pay the price for May’s Brexit vote delay
President warned of impeachment and jail time as probe escalates
China, America and the road to a new world order

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Torched Deal Topple

still could win vote
told of attempt to topple
a real risk

Paris riots to meet groups protest
peaceful giles jaunes turns violent
torched cars set fire to banks

declared a violation regime test-fired missile
US tensions continue to rise growing missile proliferation
call upon to dismay cease tore up curbs deal

-- Clark Allison

Brexit: Gove warns of referendum if MPs don't back PM's deal
Paris riots: PM to meet protest groups after worst unrest in decade
Iran 'test fires multiple warhead capable missile violating UN resolution'

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Reject Ferocious Questions

Vast swathes of Britain could be struck
by widespread strong winds and
the question of another vote.

Theresa May will turn down Nicola Sturgeon,
batter parts of Jeremy Corbyn
and mitigate most of the impacts.

She is set to crash through the UK.
Forecasters warned of nasty conditions
and the Treasury published an analysis

-- Rupert M Loydell

Theresa May vows to reject any independence bid
Prime Minister's Questions: The key bits and the verdict
Storm Diana to bring ferocious 80mph winds

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Words Alleged Ambitions

reliably churned out hard-line immigration legislation
supportive of words and deeds policy priorities
see their efforts languish to scrutinise administration

picked up by French security services investigation
suspects and alleged plot not yet released
criminal terrorist vague ill-defined stage republic

core module attraction southern coastal city
symbolises country's ambitions first permanently crewed
conduct microgravity research 60-tonne orbiting lab

-- Clark Allison

Mid-term election results: What it all means for Trump
Macron: Six held in 'attack' plot against French president
China unveils new ‘Heavenly Palace’ space station

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Surreal Yet Political

like mother of all bombs flattens beach town
yet to report fatalities got to hardest-hit areas
smashed into state's west coast carry out thorough search

curious slightly bemused Manhattan woman stopped in Park
inexplicable call mesmerising formula of political chaos
surreal stories subconscious inexplicable parallel universe

from policy or strategic perspective a fool's errand
latches onto something generally speaking every day
surreal meeting levers of the visual filling the airwaves

-- Clark Allison

Hurricane Michael flattens beach town like 'mother of all bombs'
Haruki Murakami: ‘You have to go through the darkness before you get to the light’
Donald Trump's dream presidency is happening now

Monday, September 17, 2018

To Foil Time

broke silence on possibility of a second vote
throw to chaos vote troubling and interesting
whole mistake process seeing through profound betrayal

a striking contrast most powerful foil still taking shape
have almost nothing in common redistricting expected
prioritize races key to winning House and Senate

to avoid breakdown acrimony antagonism of citing fault
legislation governing divorce notify of intent
if separation is mutually agreed time ripe to change

-- Clark Allison

Labour trying to 'frustrate' Brexit process after second referendum call, Tories claim
Barack Obama is back to fire up the base – Democrat and Republican
No-fault divorce rule mooted to end 'blame game' in break-up

Monday, August 20, 2018

Ideologically Persuaded Consequences

final third bailout programme having avoided Grexit
unknown territory crash out damage lenders a close watch
wrong path harmed country high taxes austerity persuaded

exuded extraordinary calm trying to deal with consequences
no stranger to controversy unachievable and thankless tasks
five veto-wielding permanent members conflicting interests

lost out to the mainstream bid to be official Brexit
a sensible thing to do obsessed ideologically
to cause dedicated absolutely giving a meaningful vote

-- Clark Allison

End of Greek bailouts offers little hope to young
Kofi Annan: a kind statesman and a gifted diplomat
Brexit: Tory MPs warn of entryism threat from Leave.EU

Friday, July 20, 2018

Comes Tectonic Sky

From on high by satellite,
continents with textures of glass or snakeskin
(translucent, like actual Gondwanan snakes)

with the usual scratch and impact resistance
of million-year-old amber.
Tracked by ancient streamers,

the movements of Australia and Madagascar,
the further evolution of India,
and the missing paleontologists.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Glass phones are about to get really, really cool
First fossilized snake embryo rewrites history
Comcast Drops Out of Bidding War for 21st Century Fox

To Alternative Culture

raise confidence in our culture visuals special effects
hotly anticipated very imaginative backers said
inspired by Tibetan Buddhist mythology

some claimed fake news to be expected opponents schism
Nato a mafioso racket follow lemmings into apocalypse
out of touch with priorities and values

comes to a head before and after the vote
misunderstanding sheer dishonesty worth trying
won't fly favoured alternative trade agreements

-- Clark Allison

Brexit Meets Gravity
The Nato summit proves Europe doesn't get Trump – or the US
China's most expensive film is withdrawn after it flops

Monday, June 25, 2018

Cross-Border Tensions Flows

migrant crisis flows towards Europe reduced
everybody's responsibility and a spirit of solidarity
share burden and pressure our history our rights efficiency

trade wars easy to win effort to correct injustices
tensions between the two continued to fray
a war of words hit hard vital component

Brexit cross-border movement scale of the challenge
less interesting choice decline in popularity apparent
possibilities better been long-term desirable position

-- Clark Allison

Macron warns Italy 'France has NO lessons to learn'
Chinese tariffs aim to hit Trump in his electoral base
London still most desirable city for overseas workers

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Of Conciliatory Mysteries

working to resurrect inappropriate anger open hostility
conciliatory statement productive talks necessary extended
growing weapons arsenal historic realistic verifiable

swirling rumours another poll this year
ready for any surprise ballot rebellious
of permanent notice for snap general election

a cup of tea a bit of cake not our private possession
a celebration of the mysteries be received
bread into body wine into blood apostles in memory

-- Clark Allison

Jeremy Corbyn puts Labour on 'permanent notice' for snap general election
Meeting with North Korea? That requires some cold-eyed realism
Cardinal: Communion cannot be shared with non-Catholics like beer or cake

Monday, May 07, 2018

To Identify Possibility

utterly evaporated pessimism voted to stay
complaint of a generation for their part
swapping theoretical sovereignty for actual power

big sprawling annual developer conference
smarter more forward-looking structural overhaul
visual interface design improvement understand identify

seemed outlandish possibility trading threats and insults
exact actual relinquishing of weapons preserved to deter
withdrawing quixotic move uncertain demands intentions

-- Clark Allison

Britain was utterly wretched in 1975. No wonder Europe seemed a better bet
Eight things to expect at Google I/O 2018
Trump says time, place set for planned U.S.-North Korea summit

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Damages of War

cold no longer cold war back with a vengeance
pitch of paranoia less communication
jostling scrum of major powers

locked and loaded Russia strikes illegal
chemical attack on rebel-held territory
prepared to sustain pressure test of will

unlikely to shift course of war
at pains now to avoid further escalation
more of a psychological nature few damages

-- Clark Allison

Danger awaits in rush for influence on crowded battlefield
Trump, May and Macron agree Syria strike "had been a success"
U.S. says air strikes cripple Syria chemical weapons programme

Monday, April 09, 2018

Delete All Bliss

policies in the wake of positive world force
clearly all options on the table
mix more action associated with fake news

prevent these tools to delete accounts
not 100 percent certainty what materials
if you haven't beaten the game yet

failed completely to halt ominous regression
final choice spoil all three endings resist
apparently teleports around brainwashing cloud of Bliss

-- Clark Allison

Zuckerberg to defend Facebook as 'positive force in the world'
Trump vows quick action on 'barbaric' Syria chemical attack
Far Cry 5’s Ending Is Pretty Bad

Monday, March 26, 2018

Guessing Shot Learning

about to fall sky debris lost contact thin footprint
mess of ultra-hot supersonic space junk
guessing game re-entry rips off solar panels

dangerous to crowded European airspace
lot of talk complicit in use era of great tension
gradually deteriorating relations simulate shot down

more human-centric AI lethal autonomous timescales
weapons hacked in undesirable ways deep learning algorithms
ways to oppress accurate diagnosing purposive refit

-- Clark Allison

China's 9.4-ton space station is about to fall from the sky
It's not a new Cold War - but the Putin era is just as dangerous
Public policy needs to confront AI's benefits and dangers

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Dark Repeat Control

to history repeat unique coalition difficult to replicate
watched helplessly special magnetism subset of electorate
different in ideology and temperament a cultural phenomenon

clear dark skies free of light pollution
increased magnetosphere activity primary impact area
weak power grid fluctuations localised within polewards

embark on path of improvement youth and quick wit
almost total control of the state Stalinist repression
exposing corruption acquitting innocent dialogue real

-- Clark Allison

The Obama history that Trump may be doomed to repeat
Solar storm set to shower UK with Northern Lights on Wednesday night
In Russia, Everyone Is Tired of National Politics

Friday, February 16, 2018

Between Opposite Leaves

The new water is only a single atom thick.
It moves furtively in the quadruple games.
He is an electrical engineer;

that means he works at conducting electricity.
His weekend's intensified by layers of militant carbon.
The edge of the soil is Earth's electrical blade.

A plant drinks from the covert shift.
Emboldened, water illustrates (as with snow) that it is
clear embedded flakes, like a tattoo but rotated.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Iran, Israel battle openly in race to define 'rules of the game'
U.S. figure skater Vincent Zhou makes Olympic history by landing incredible quadruple lutz
New 'tattoo' could lead to drought-tolerant crops

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Viral Parade Triggered

The North boasts parade setback
Exposing Trump, goodbye mohawk!
66 million spew out of crater sun.

Force shape with another breeze
Often warming ties over the TV.
Vaporized scientists choking life for decades.

Data to spew out of the bottom,
North’s event announced Saturday:
Stick scalp on social media.

-- Amanda Cooze

North Korea holds military parade ahead of Winter Olympics
Is Donald Trump going bald? Viral video exposes harsh reality of hair loss
That dinosaur-killing asteroid also triggered massive magma releases beneath the ocean, study finds

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Powerful Rocket Winner

woman who bought a Powerball
constitute a significant invasion
could have remained anonymous

earthquake struck
posted photos
Beautiful Life Hotel

electric car
spaceflight company
which carried six crews

-- Emma King

Winner of $560 million lottery says she made a 'huge mistake'
Powerful earthquake strikes off Taiwan's east coast
SpaceX's First Falcon Heavy Rocket to Launch 4th Electric Car to Leave Earth

Hot Kill Curse

I know she didn’t trust him,
He choked her in spit.
So, boom! That’s on me.

Be careful what you wish for,
She may claim her prize.

Drinking hot tea on Monday is often fatal.
Alcohol is killing cancer.
Smoke acid.

---- Katie Dickens

Quentin Tarantino Tells All About the Uma Thurman ‘Kill Bill’ Car Crash, Defends Spitting on Her While Filming Scene
The 'curse' of winning the lottery?
Hot tea linked to esophageal cancer in smokers, drinkers

Wave broke Monday

300,000 rivers and reservoirs,
Outpouring the border.
Violent battery of the free dictator.

Unthinkable, unreported.
I named the wall Monday and
Came by the secret district.

U care not for the people,
Because Monday broke in thousands,
And failed their system.

-- Sam Barnes

Report: China Moves 300,000 Troops Closer to North Korean Border
As Germans celebrate the absence of the Berlin Wall, a new piece of it is discovered
Fact Check: Trump’s Criticism of U.K.’s National Health Service

Expel Legit Script

shared widely non legit bogus claims staged
rigged no record lawyer found in New York car
corporate greed anarchist groups exonerated

immune system about to expel infection
asked if the right place winter 1974
standing outside an old movie theatre

going off script old grudges benefits of tax reform
chilly reaction deplorable working against
strongest when unscripted go on road sell tax reform

-- Clark Allison

Fake news: A look at completely untrue headlines this week
Defeat is inevitable. Everybody knows it, even Trump
In Ohio to celebrate tax reform, Trump returns to old grudges

Monday, February 05, 2018

Snowstorm Threaten Winter

A weekend-long snowstorm
seeking to score
who died after being imprisoned

more than a month’s average
In a move sure to annoy
is scheduled to join

In a city
who is one of the most senior
after he allegedly stole

-- Jordan Lam

Massive snowstorm delays flights, cancels school in Moscow
US and North Korea's political games threaten to overshadow the Olympics
The Father of Otto Warmbier Will Be Mike Pence's Guest at the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

Attack on Dead

Deadly darkness slammed into a
Fierce battle,
Through the early morning.

An officer sent,
To persuade the house,
To show his hand.

A concealed weapon,
A deadly wreck,
Feet dangling, two dead.

-- Caitlin Corcoran

Amtrak crash in South Carolina leaves 2 dead, more than 100 hurt
Republican lawmakers distance themselves from Trump on memo
Man carrying concealed pistol stops attack on Utah police officer

Nuclear Love, Secretly.

Secret allies surprised,
Forces in a battle,
100 strikes against us.

Going against the trend,
Have the blessing,
Take the initiative for us.

It’s no longer surprising,
We are very happy hardware,
We desperately needed help.

-- Ashleigh Vasey

Egypt, Israel are secretly fighting against ISIS together
China derides 'Cold War' US nuclear plan
Even Amazon is surprised by how much people love Alexa

Shot in Hollywood

Jungle violence, and firearms.
Initial shots were fired
And clashed with the night.

15 years old,
And he broke
He’s not afraid of getting killed.

He was fury and sadness
A couple of kids and crying teachers.
This is day one of forever.

-- Amber Newton

Calais migrants: Five shot in mass brawl
'I've had such a terrible experience': Comedian and singer Tim Minchin says he's returned to Australia 'forever' after being chewed up and spit out by Hollywood
Rose McGowan says another Hollywood power player sexually abused her

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Civil Anger Can

Red rights
the unusual moment
as the biggest fire,

A municipal immigrant,
where the anger in a young woman
gaining a chance connection

According to threat
and a massive regret,
would deter the cold.

-- Morag C Smith

Inside the FBI: Anger, worry, work — and fears of lasting damage
Man shoots, wounds at least 6 ‘people of color’ in Italian city amid tensions
Russia: US nuclear policy poses a threat

A Staggering Giza

Female Necropolis Tikal
Tree of canopies
Tombs were surprised

Mud brick monkey
Hunting Old Kingdom
Belonged to a woman

Male rats emitted
National cellphone Toxicology
Harmful around their hearts

-- Nofel Nawras

Lasers Reveal a Maya Civilization So Dense It Blew Experts’ Minds
Egypt says 4,400-year-old tomb discovered outside Cairo

Jungle Faces Firestorm

Hopes that were never prepared
and undetected fears were found
with the gasoline being thrown over millions.

A dense jungle of obstruction
is building its defence in the heads
of the people with a heritage of anarchy.

Discoveries have lived with speculation,
meaning people might have to prepare
for the days of disaster and fire.

--Chloe Webb

Massive Mayan society discovered under Guatemala jungle
The Memo: Firestorm over Russia probe intensifies
Cape Town faces Day Zero: what happens when the city turns off the taps?

Collusion is dead

Why does the media refuse to write this?
Alleged experience with disgraced movie mogul,
his last name in quotation marks.

He led her down a hallway,
forcing himself on her,
she carefully declined to speak.

respondents disapprove,
come forward to speak out.
This is an American disgrace.

-- Katie Dimech

Uma Thurman Accuses Weinstein of Sexual Assault and Claims Tarantino Almost Killed Her in Stunt Gone Wrong
Trump claims GOP memo ‘totally vindicates “Trump” in probe’
Trump's Approval Rating Is the Highest It's Been in Nearly a Year, Poll Finds

Zero Water Society

Day zero, Outbreaks and anarchy, due to water taps.
The apocalyptically named four:
Water shortages, sanitation failures, disease, inequality.

Researchers, the military – we were prepared.
The plan – a no-water scenario,
The world to turn off the taps.

An industrial crisis production,
An alliance of poorer and high-income residents.
People may have lived. The climate prepares change.

-- Luca Iacobucci

Cape Town faces Day Zero: what happens when the city turns off the taps?
Cape Town’s water crisis highlights city’s rich-poor divide
Mayan civilization was much vaster than known, thousands of newly discovered structures reveal

Stab Spaghetti Suitcase

Wednesday, category B jail, multiple stab wounds
Inmates charged: 23 year old man released
Wormwood Scrubs, multiple violent incidents.

Man strangled his scarf before dumping in suitcase
Tragic mum angry and started seeing other men
Couple sold retail giant NEXT last year.

Polar snow moves in to wintry country
Spaghetti stream spreads over next week
An evening of pressure makes it cold and strong.

-- Michelle Worsdell

Snow forecast track: Spaghetti models show path of freezing jet stream heading for UK
Three men charged with Wormwood Scrubs stabbing
'Cowardly' husband strangled ex-wife to death before dumping her body in a suitcase

Scavenging the Passenger

He fled the depraved regime, he was a
defector. North Korea to the Oval Office.
President Trump was a human face.

On Maui’s narrow, the sisters in argument
plunged. Not deliberate found the judge.
The identical twin was acquitted of murder.

From the Maryland sky, a dead goose caused
injuries. The geese were fired on overhead.
He, the hunter, had a waterfowl incident.

-- Joe Bagshaw

'Like leaving another universe': North Korean defectors tell Trump what it's like to escape
Woman acquitted of murdering twin sister in car plunge off Hawaii cliff
Dead goose knocks out hunter on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Friday, February 02, 2018


Frightened police officers are not common in L.A.
Thursday morning, students had been shot
News helicopter showed scenes of anguish

Executed. Fatally shot the girls and smiled
Liberty and Faith put to death
Witnesses to the execution, a scheduled visit

Attempted homicide to please fiction
Stabbing in the woods
Breaking into tears, sorry.

-- Joe Clark-Skinner

Middle school shooting renews debate over how L.A. Unified keeps students safe
Texas dad who killed daughters while on phone with estranged wife taunts her at execution
2nd teen in 'Slender Man' stabbing case to remain in institutional care for 40 years

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Screaming Colours Underground

900 trapped underground; believed to be safe
they suffer; dehydration, some lack access to medication
while they await evacuation

We’re engulfed in flames; screaming
fires emanating from both inside and outside
an icy stab in the heart; we have little hope of surviving…

Faces of men half-buried; burned away,
Days later, Kadir recognized his friends
only by the colours of their shorts

-- Rhianna Gibbs

900 workers trapped in South African gold mine after outage
Fans capture spoiler-y images from the 'Game of Thrones'  
Dozens Discovered Buried in Myanmar Mass Graves

Commons Red Circumstances

Pressure, finger quickly exclusively red.
Danger zone destination edge position and threat rising
Today on the radio Mrs May vocal--speaking a Tory programme.

Extraordinary senior model conversation deliberately bad,
Intended to show considered maligning; all negative.
Airing, suggestion, servants in second, a service to officials;
       ‘Commons’ negative claims.

Gorging online propaganda brainwashed a man--been
      convicted of murder.
Hate Speech. Terrorist. Van into Muslims, intended to kill.
The circumstances warn of a extremist problem growing.

-- Jenny Jasper

Are the Conservatives now unleadable on Brexit?
Brexit minister accused of maligning civil service
Finsbury Park attacker found guilty of murder

Verdict Flight Backlash

Get to the airport,
To the airport,
To the upcoming intent of a new experience

"Good Morning Japan"
Flight, late. Route, interesting. Location, lifeless.
These are the knocks of travellers.

The boy, the victim, the traveller,
He stresses the message of warning:
The prevention of the weary.

-- Beth Pritchard

Google is now using machine learning to predict flight delays
YouTube star Logan Paul on suicide video backlash
Verdict on Truro stabbing

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

President Eclipse Parade

of the 45th
eclipse occurs during
two diplomatic sources

to “give to “give
are event that some have started
Olympics is planning to show

and recommend legislative to
a total
the day

-- James Cavanagh

Could Trump finish off the State of the Union address?
Rare ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Eclipse Crosses the Sky
North Korea to parade missiles before Winter Olympics

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Weird self-driving films

at a bold initiative:
make a fan favorite, that Congress passed
or a Marvel Cinemating robot

Congress passed it
in mid 1990s, while riding robot
to opening a new sanction of the kind

that buzz should name the State Department
study by two for these sanction autonomous
the enactmentation for ways

-- Sidonie Baylis

Trump’s weird explanation for withholding Russia sanction
An entirely different kind of self-driving car
Untold Story Behind Wesley Snipes's 'Black Panther' Film

Dire drought move

day zero eventuality announced
dominated drought result
despite the toilet stop

situation statement
industry measures encouraged
result, culture using buckets

overdue season long and norm
we hoped finally more rain
results favour not three months

-- Emma Little

2018 Grammys were an out-of-touch embarrassment
Indians to remove Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms in 2019
Water crisis grips Cape Town, South Africa

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Possible Limits Support

funding for border security including wall
immigration reforms increased military spending
do not have enough votes falling short some support

able to have a bespoke deal could not enjoy same access
basic principles freedom of movement abide by jurisdiction
full access not possible given functioning of single market

impossible to explain shattered political normality
a raging storm that never burns itself out
tearing at racial and societal divides the limits

-- Clark Allison

US shutdown: Senate in bid to end impasse
A year of Trump: (Almost) everything that happened
Britain able to have bespoke deal with EU – Macron

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Trump sidesteps wrong

fear the political consequences
ferry the faithful
ruin that surprise

an unauthorized passenger
swerved the question
according to the source

it’s not just any station
London has avoided opening
in the next few years

-- Rupert M Loydell

Prince Harry sidesteps Obama-Trump wedding controversy
Israeli minister wants to name train station after Trump
Plane returns to LAX after flying with wrong passenger for hours

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Anti-Corruption Monstrosity Shifting

Le jour de gloire est arrive ex-banker with no backing
anti-corruption rigid labor laws swept aside ancien regime
open and closed visions of society looked unreformable

legislative first a monstrosity of doctrinaire conservatism
broken regressive loophole-riddled tax code
justify cutting spending on pensions and healthcare

lie untruth omission of facts didn't use veto
power plates shifting not adhering to sanction
use every lever can pressure apply to change behaviour

-- Clark Allison

Trump's tax bill has nothing to do with economics
The Economist reveals its country of the year
North Korea – UN Security Council’s “Killer Resolution”

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Orchards In Translation

The mysterious Department of Fire Protection:
Is it protection for fire? From fire? By fire?
As for that eerie inaudible sound escaping from

ocean waves, the nineteenth century, and golf courses:
Just because it has a hum, does not make it human.
And let us not lead humans to hunt for the Earth.

(Prayer proposed by a usually serene avocado.)
So, why does the Earth hum?
Because it knows not the wording.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

New wildfires torch San Diego area
Earth's Hum: Scientists Record the Very Sound of Earth
Lord's Prayer: Pope Francis calls for change

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Faked Compelling Dreams

praised military, first responders and citizen volunteers
all-time high stock market vowed Mexico wall
Mayflower pilgrims rich in faith courage and dreams

faked data to meet specifications set by clients
fudging details of some parts brass copper electronic
manufacturing prowess sealants automobiles and aircraft

dual cam fast processor pretty challenging endeavour
still a major source of inspiration safe consumption backlash
several other novel features doesn't mean compelling device

-- Clark Allison

Japan's latest scandal: Mitsubishi admits faking data
Galaxy S9 leaks show Samsung can’t copy iPhone fast enough
Trump Thanksgiving message: 'Enthusiasm never been higher'

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Further Damage Plume

the transition arrangement has become less clear
Davis has hinted he could go further
leaders preparing for possibility May's downfall

lakes and rivers under the ice sheet
spreads out above a plume providing magma
advanced numerical models account for observations

designated specifically for qualification testing
pouring liquid oxygen into the engine
repair damage multiple test stands at that facility

-- Clark Allison

Brexit Talks Resume With EU Striking Cautious Tone
NASA Discovers Mantle Plume Melting Antarctica
SpaceX says engine test failure won't affect launch schedule

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Being Surface Implications

plunged popularity political scandal
not all negative

make it to surface
in atmosphere breaks apart
scientific push missions manned and unmanned

creative skewering insults
verbal blunders end up being oddly serious
(and) less caustic

-- Clark Allison

What Abe’s win will mean for China-Japan relations
Chinese space station will crash to Earth within months
The Death of Stalin review – more bleak than black

Regime Will Consumed

unravelling seethes as fear increasingly unfocused contain
dark moods consumed brought into open losing step unstable
confidantes character of leaks cult of personality broken

aroused by ability to inflict pain and humiliation
lack of empathy will to dominate entitlement to harm
privilege and power worthless yours to eliminate

veil of austere pomp romance and gravity
backstabbing incompetence and scrambling farce beneath
snapping audience into check uncensored regime brutality

-- Clark Allison

Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unraveling”
Fall of Weinstein should be moment to challenge masculinity
The Death of Stalin Review

Monday, October 09, 2017

Stop Market Consumption

homage to anthropologists not just laud their virtues
model of society challenging individual identity
consumption pattern and lifestyle values

not a huge surprise that Samsung struggled to top Apple
massively dominating the global phone market
shipping models cause concern improve product portfolios

at the same time has asked for mediation
vote ruled illegal by Constitutional Court
stop vote by force considerable number getting hurt

-- Clark Allison

Why Bruce Parry wants us all to live more sustainably
iPhone or Samsung? Most purchased phone revealed
Catalonia is still in the grip of turmoil

Sunday, October 08, 2017

O Charlottesville

saw a woman killed
dragged in flooding
wind speed falling

saw a woman killed
brief torch-lit rally
decomposing bodies

saw a woman killed
white nationalist protesters
the bottom level

-- Rupert M Loydell

White nationalists return to Charlottesville
Hurricane Nate Makes Landfall on the Gulf Coast
Man lived with bodies of mom, brother for year

Monday, October 02, 2017

Stephen Hillary Catalan

Try make suspend concertgoers 515 identified Vegas deadlier
stand get,” shooting NRA Stephen on he to “Our shooting U.S.
Worst and Casino "at the deaths Police opened new Madrid roo

m after Imagine hotel at in and Catalan in window room. Poli
ce killing his Paddock Spain, leaving Marilou silencers shoo
ter the Paddock, a he for had he about say the and governmen

t the voters hotel the had wants companion took politics whi
ch a found the put much the wanted mass after dead must inde
pendence imagine silencers since Police a time and overwhelm

-- Gavin Hedaux

Stephen Paddock: What we know about the Las Vegas shooter
Clinton talks gun legislation immediately following massacre
Catalan referendum: Spain region 'not seeking traumatic split'

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Express Persists Rien

hours in already warned might be borders closed
retaliate if persists critical of threats
temporary measures want to be a peaceful transition

no monkeying around not be fobbed off still subject
rien ne va plus finito la musica appeal to warring factions
lengthy transitional period want to get it done

everything prepared won't happen ballot boxes voting slips
need to express dismantle the infrastructure
closing rally democracy planned sleeping empty 6 a.m.

-- Clark Allison

As Kurdish Borders Close, War of Words Heats Up
Johnson lays out alternative manifesto for EU withdrawal
Catalans occupy voting stations to defy Madrid's order

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Killer-Clown Criticized Corbyn

Twenty-seven years after a clown
carrying flowers and two balloons
shot a woman to death at her front door,

Jeremy Corbyn poses a bit of a problem.
The wind field was quite large,
many expected to lose the Outer Banks.

The most energetic Florida Love Triangle
on record continues, with named politicians
still spinning in the Atlantic Ocean.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Killer-Clown Cold Case Leads to Arrest of Woman
Hurricane Maria has a giant wind field
What now for Labour MPs who criticised Corbyn?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wonder Rat Debacle

We witnessed our dignity and pride being snatched from us
by a radical species of political rat
And the election win over a cat he’d never suffered

Almost all psephological review policies are completely
nonfunctional when faced with the real possibility of
a fluffy brown rat as leader of the United States

If you are a mammalogist in seven years,
there is only one adorably small facility to visit:
The Donald Trump Presidential Library.

-- Dan Baldry

Jeremy Corbyn! I bet you think this song is about you
Fall in Love With This Newly Discovered Giant Island Rat
SNES Classic: It’s adorable, but may not have the games

Ryanair free iPhone

cool dogs fallen the power just prior pilots consuming just apart.
children under recognition system false matches ID iPhone X
Exercise caution air from 13: it’s increases fuel £999 iPhone

security to 80 difficult to degrees because ill are advised not
While few holders, according a passcode Sainsbury's
Dogs of small devoured lauded Face were air conditioning.

Are likely typically be of Apple’s manual but its chocolate
more likely warned dogs free promotion smartphone design,
Eating promotional chocolate bars concerned hits 25C

-- Yage Nieuwmeijer

Apple: don't use Face ID on an iPhone X
Dogs fall ill from eating FREE Sainsbury's chocolate
Ryanair passengers sit in 80F heat

Government passengers shot

Currently in a police cell in London,
an uncomfortable, political archivist,
(radical house cat euphemisms).

Crown servants closing doors,
snatched by hearts and minds.
A 65 year old woman running, presidential.

The case is now active.
Momentum, dignity and pride.
Crisis: Acting on intelligence received.

-- b.p.r greenland

Man dead after police 'surround car and shoot into it'
Jeremy Corbyn! I bet you think this song is about you
Ryanair passengers sit in 80F heat

The Moment Cast

from 106,000 miles away,
deep blue vertical streaks.

A few tears
a loving relationship.


-- Alex Mawson-Harris

A Deep Blue Vision of Earth From an Asteroid Hunter
'Game of Thrones' engagement: A timeline of romance
Barack Obama shed tears dropping daughter off at Harvard

Pay Over Missteps

Leaders on Wednesday slashing for the revamp code,
a 9-page document tax,
resolving broken questions.

Hurricane Wednesday from both sides of the outer banks,
a high cutting tide under evac,
slowly eroded the surge-washed highway.

Power in dynamism both successes and failures,
decree ordering end ban,
dramatic aspect reforms.

-- Greg Fiddament

GOP proposes deep tax cuts, provides few details
Maria, again a hurricane, swirls over N. Carolina beaches
Saudi crown prince's policies come with wins and missteps

Sabotage from the Storm Shaft

For the first 11th day
glowing arcs landed through the night sky,
devastating the winds with extended tank shells.

Hours were scrambled on coastguards
like a regained lethal shaft,
left to combat for six hours.

Blame. By 11 a.m. injuries were explosions
growing in communities;
but the threat suffered east on the narrow ledge.

-- Wilhelmina Denness

Hurricane Maria has a giant wind field
WATCH: Man airlifted after mine shaft rescue
Huge Ammunition Depot Catches Fire in Ukraine


the right

Insanitary initiation
by an environmental

A ruling
called to judge

-- Cam Harrington

Your Coffee Mug May Be Coated with Germs
Portman enters uncharted territory in Annihilation teaser
Uber Appeals 'Perverse' Decision by British Judges

Goodbye door rumors

Barack Obama shot a woman to death
Like open heart surgery
Obama carrying balloons clarified that he did not cry

Obama is teaming up to build a lunar base
Obama on a moon
Space station and beyond

Obama wearing a clown costume
Known for bizarre emotional goodbye flowers
Barack Obama a former commander

-- PJ Kennington

Obama shed tears dropping Malia off at Harvard
Killer-Clown Cold Case Leads to Arrest of Woman
Russia and US will work together to build moon base

Friday, September 22, 2017

Out, Back, Out

Labrador in summer, as autumnal as boots,
in shade brighter than darker voyages.
Shovels work puppets, making like it's creation of curves

with gleaming snow-plows pulling air.
The outside is inside; the inside is outside.
The air, pulling, plows snow, gleaming with curves of

creation. It's like making puppets work shovels.
Voyages darker than brighter shade,
in boots as autumnal as summer in Labrador.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Snow Falls In The Sierra Nevada On Summer's Last Full Day
'Star Trek Discovery': The Franchise's Answer to the Trump Era
How a dog is rescuing Mexico earthquake survivors

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Crossing Binary Hit

hit island's electricity grid strong winds stripped away
we are stronger than any hurricane unleashed flooding
damaged infrastructure whipped trees and power lines

analysing ancient Babylonian texts orbit is oval-shaped
brought by our star's gravity crossing through social system
planet of crossing or point of transition

a strange binary asteroid a main asteroid belt comet
could been responsible split apart provided outward force
the remaining fragments the effects of sublimation

-- Clark Allison

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico may be months without power
Did the Babylonians know about Nibiru?
One of the Strangest Objects Ever Discovered in Solar System

Monday, September 18, 2017

Trump-Bashing Rapid Results

How low? President Trump
President Trump complained
President Trump heading into sub-basement territory

How low? President Trump
President Trump attacking
President Trump strengthening fast into a monster

How low? President Trump
President Trump maximum sustained winds
President Trump could grow overnight and begin threatening

-- Rupert M Loydell

Hurricane Maria Takes Aim at Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Trump Hints He May Quit Iran Nuclear Deal
Emmys ratings crater; Trump-bashing to blame?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Nor Lesson Tore




-- Clark Allison

Irma weakens to a tropical storm, batters Florida
Trump tamed by storms, but how long will it last?
I Learned That Intelligence Is Not The Key To Success

Conservatives Exit EU

later more exercise EU As her the Asked Government
Great Repeal clauses the England exit debacle
to VIII his would before Foreign Theresa took her

realisation who voting that colleague October
the Henry reeling a to asked the beyond
Prime Commons business with way to spokesman

lost majority humiliated Theresa snap election EU
Withdrawal Bill tidy design real business attracted
critics Henry VIII clauses Conservatives outcome enshrine

-- Clark Allison

Does EU Withdrawal Bill bring back power to Parliament?
Theresa May 'confident' of winning vote on Brexit bill
Theresa May asked Boris Johnson if he planned to topple her

Lesson Tore Dirt

tropical winds as it knocks out power to
remnants swept north roared up the state
tore down trees and power lines alike stretched drenching

looking more traditional default shutdown showdowns
monster two churned calm coordinating disaster
don't miss the signs could use a civics lesson

intelligence is not the success key determination to
never give up back on track dirt safe to so
in enough race places wheels maintain line

-- Clark Allison

Irma weakens to a tropical storm, batters Florida
Trump tamed by storms, but how long will it last?
I Learned That Intelligence Is Not The Key To Success

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Best Radical Disaster

Good for him, pulling cyber security products
to the shock and ire of his own legislative party.
There were "too many unanswered questions".

A three-month extension of the debt ceiling
burned the people amid concerns that
the familiar source may be vulnerable.

We are living through a historic shift
a spokeswoman confirmed. The president
is an untrustworthy and unpredictable ally.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Ex-FEMA official: How to plan for 'radical resilience' to disaster
‘Trump betrays everyone’: President is unpredictable ally
Best Buy stops sale of Russia-based Kaspersky products

Category Elephant Storm

a steady flow of illegal aliens,
teeth-gnashing and surprised outrage,
calls to mind a familiar parable:

a scorpion trying to get across a river,
days ahead of an expected landfall
somewhere scary enough to raise the debt ceiling.

Unable to come to grips with the problems
corners of the Internet are stirring
persuaded by this water-tight logic.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Bannon: Catholic Church needs illegal aliens to fill churches
The Parable of the Scorpion and the Elephant
Hurricane Irma can't be a Category 6 storm

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Nearly Ghostly Phase

since maybe before Vietnam, Korea intense long periods
critical phase coalition launch airpower operation
dense neighbourhoods unyielding defense of tactics

besieged breaking a nearly three-year blockade
backed militias a step closer last inch
had fired at targets near city important strategically

a ghostly pale blue almost transparent
flagging as egg-bearing off-limits for conservation
weirdness of crustacean pulled up in a trap

-- Clark Allison

Military Under Trump 'More Aggressive'
Syrian forces break long siege of eastern city
Ghostly,translucent lobster caught off Maine

Monday, September 04, 2017

On More Than One Plane

Angered by her refusal to come down harder
I feel her absence often. Welcoming
a few reflections from the past allows her to

directly engage with memory, loss, and
the notion that one’s understanding of the past,
can alter over time, loosen her grip on

an unwavering version of the past
and finally comprehend the present.
This never made much sense to me

-- Rupert M Loydell

Germany’s Merkel Moves to Address Diesel Emissions
Obama urged Trump to guard ‘democratic institutions’
Twin Peaks: The Return Defied Nostalgia