Monday, June 27, 2022

Patchwork of Sorrow

on june 24 2022
punched into (of and on)
the annals / of law – and lea(r)ning

a country / landscape
dramatically / rapidly alters
protests (our own) pledged / guaranteed

a court / alone a landscape
of erosions / as a roberts sober
– came up / short (multiple times)

-- Jennifer Schneider

Five things to know now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade
Off-duty officer who was running for Rhode Island state Senate facing charges for allegedly punching political rival at abortion-rights rally
Chief Justice John Roberts lost the Supreme Court and the defining case of his generation

Sunday, June 26, 2022

No Democracy Whatsoever

During 150-plus years, the United States
pushed back on human rights , quashing freedoms,
seeking conflict, growing more repressive at home.

The Supreme Court is allowing more access to guns
and taking away the rights of women. It seems like
we’re going backwards and scrapping the constitution.

Democracy was struggling to fathom how
she had fewer constitutional rights now
than when she awoke that morning.

-- Rupert M Loydell

China’s Fantasy About Democracy in Hong Kong
US supreme court in question after abortion ruling
Prince Charles accepted carrier bag full of cash

Monday, June 06, 2022

Classic Lurch Infestation

don’t worry, it isn’t just cynicism
the knives are out for Boris Johnson
such little time for reverence

ordered to shut down
in defiance of their own rules
Tories will again suffer

partying until they vomited
maggots fell from the ceiling
a head-on collision with public opinion

--Rupert M Loydell

Keith Richards’ scathing assessment of 10 classic bands

Extensive mice infestation at Chinatown restaurant
Result of tonight’s no-confidence vote: a lurch to the right

Incident View Prognosis

incident said victims sympathy to Munich carrying students
serious condition local hospital among those hurt
may have been the result of a technical fault

UK airports chaos worried plans might be disrupted
travel and staff shortages combined pressure
prognosis could get worse before better

unobstructed view of the horizon to east and south-east
five line up in order of distance from the sun
faintest Mercury easier to spot as month goes on

-- Clark Allison

Bavaria train crash: At least four killed in German rail accident
UK travel chaos: tips on what to do
Stargazers in for a treat as five planets to align in the sky