Friday, May 22, 2009

Stop Gap Forwarded

ballooned net the to jitters bore by a as week-old darker
bore by a as week-old darker and spur balance derailing
and spur balance derailing ballooned net the to jitters

began denial the to skepticism rebuff from a as thin next
rebuff from a as thin next or evening closure responding
or evening closure responding began denial the to skepticism

disappear setback the to landmark cut to a as stark coherent
cut to a as stark coherent but moments bay warming
but moments bay warming disappear setback the to landmark

-- Glenn R. Frantz

House panel passes climate bill - without Matheson
Poor would be hard hit by proposed California budget cuts
NIMBY mires Gitmo

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Another Terminator Plot

Robots at phony war. Relentless as a Schwarzenegger sequel.
You can’t kill those off—the movies, that is—their explosive
mixture of missiles and working-class novelty. Entertaining,

innovative destruction innocuous as a family conspiracy
on loan from a Stiller flick. The formula (for the robots’
holy war, that is): tough-minded men plotting to bomb

New York, to launch the United States’ salvation
on the Hudson River. It’s old hat, but this new take is
Terminator to death. And the paradox: what if we lose?

-- Tyler Chadwick

Alleged N.Y. terrorist plotters known as regular guys
Terminator Movies Shouldn't "Be Back"
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Some New Gesture

Peace talks held Derby constantly in terror. President Jordan
—US-backed, the finest of her gender—whipped the daylights
out of reporters, detainees, a prison director.

Her office is military; her photographs, immortal.
There she is in Damascus, tearing down a great arch.
That week she told New Nation the purpose abuse serves:

Geldings did something the Nobel Peace Prize never did.
In every war, some torture is ceremonial.
What a gal! that Jordan. Our enemies abide.

-- Nicholas Liu

Rachel Alexandra probably best horse in America
Rep. Peter King: ACLU Is "Tearing Down The United States"
Israel urges Syria to join direct peace talks

Monday, May 04, 2009

On Being Caught

He avoided birthday parties,
for who could know a human year?
As if people were recognizable in a television silhouette.

Instead, worried by the strain of simple hours,
retiring in evenings to celebrate with lights turned out
in a star-studded garden bathed in gray unfamiliarity,

his wooden summers wore on a long-hand bench.
You cannot cover your steps, even barely,
but you could wash your mouth if you have to.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Justice Souter: A man of tradition, and surprises
Array of stars honor Seeger
Apply concern felt now to next fall's seasonal flu