Friday, May 27, 2011

Preparing Statement Tentacle

the inside hides mouth its spoke
pineapple roof blade and nineteen pure segmented
the with misspoke hides its mouthful

thought fakes gills and far curious elongated
smoldering yet cool or hardly
aflutter back fantastical and very

chip plates tablets and sharp flexible divided
the at shovel stalks its jaws
ring screens square and square both befuddled

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Egyptian tunnel town faces up to change
Windows 8: What Should Be, If You Ask Me
Prehistoric sea monster lived longer and grew bigger

Friday, May 20, 2011

Released from Norms

Images of paralysis: misunderstandings,
cultural mores from the waist down
and books being readied for the coffin.

We are entering an electrical era,
a lifetime of unprecedented stimulation,
devices assaulting ankles and knees.

The public’s intensive rehabilitation
kindles haggard steps of regained relief:
An ability to stand. The difference of hips.

-- Jenni B. Baker

Small steps for paralyzed man, giant leaps for treating spinal cord injuries
Amazon and Waterstones report downloads eclipsing printed book sales
Strauss-Kahn ‘Perp Walk,’ Naming Victim Divide France, U.S.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Bizarre View

Strung border to border
air bound for dehydration
water roped by containers

Good chance to view a problem
potentially unknown, ignore their code
an evolved cat-and-mouse game

Conspiracy inspired, widespread
genetically generating a new truth
engineered theory of a child

-- David T. Snyder

Mexico police find 513 US-bound migrants in trucks
Microsoft: One in 14 Downloads Is Malicious
New book says USSR was behind Roswell UFO

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Shaken and Grand

The century is an idealized past, a bad relationship.
Woody Allen films beauty shots of the spectacle,
as people recall the falling towers, the intense quake.

Forced out of their homes, residents find solace
in city streets while nostalgia-minded writers
premiere scenes of chaos in overpriced hotels.

Shooting along the year’s prolific rim, the city
expands living memory past the midnight panic,
opens a parachute and wafts to the present.

-- Jenni B. Baker

Spain: Lorca shaken by earthquakes
‘Jetman’ zooms along rim of Grand Canyon in first US flight
Cannes fetes Woody Allen and ‘Midnight in Paris’

Monday, May 09, 2011

Humiliation All Around

The theory of engineers says, this year the clock will be
the symbol for all objects. The globe a scattered fountain,
twirling in a bowl of perfect brightness.

Now the fleas have become the rat.
French troops drag the Missouri river for a lost horse.
The garden of bitter syrup is looted to spare opium.

Which confluence of mellow predictions
would divert the apple from its spinning?
Demolition will keep the ox out, but does not stop the boar.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

The meaning of Ai Weiwei's 12 Zodiac Heads
Our Opinion: River shows who's boss
Stanford study backs Einstein's relativity theory