TestH2Parade of Panderers

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Today I pondered panderingas the storm overtook the capitol in a thundering herd of lightning strikesand trespass. Today I watched the twitteror the facebook postingclaims of fraud, without evidence,except perhaps chargesagainst two republicansin PA voting for dead relatives. Today I grieved as Senatorsand congressmen raised fistsin support of violent intruderswho smashed their way through hallowed doors,intent on sitting behindthe […]

TestH2Are We There Yet?

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When I was youngtaking car rides with my parents,some times to go shopping,in summers to the mountains or the beach,favorite thing to say was: Are we there yet? as if my asking would shorten the trip. During 2020, my wife and I resurrectedthe phrase, pausing often to say: Are we there yet? meaning 2021 or […]

TestH2Every Four Years

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Fall leaves drift to groundturning shades of red or bluesome even purple, covering the earthin a kaleidoscope of patriotic colors Workers rake gifts of autumn into piles,making separate piles for each color,until mounds of varying sizesspread from near to the horizon Passers by take great interest in the size of pilessome arguing that red leaves […]

TestH2Seven Back Biting Bullets

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Bullet One—man trying to open car doorso he can bring comfort to his children Bullet Two—cell phones record the imagesin disbelief Bullet Three—kids in car,wondering why their daddyis lying on the ground, not moving Bullet Four—policemen coordinate their storiesso that what we see with our eyesare simply alternative facts to manufactured truth Bullet Five—nights of […]

TestH2Idiom’s Delight

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He was all sizzle and no steakbut still managed to have a lot on his platethough he was probably a few sandwiches shortof a picnic, never able to bring home the bacon He would chew the fat with anyone,especially if they were a couch potatoif they weren’t looking he’d eat someone’s luncheat humble pie, top […]

TestH2Profound, Maybe

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You knowthe stars have been here forevergive or take an eon AND the moon is really madeof limburger cheese,so they say AND you know, teeny tiny men,probably green,live on mars, while saturnhas nine hundred-twenty two rings AND they say the sun will only lastanother six billion years SO, I was thinking,given the state of the […]

TestH2Chair Stories

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I’ve seen a lot of bottomsluckily covered, in most casessome petite, some bulgingmost with sweet aromaunfortunately some not Often I feel the weightof people’s troublessome slumped, some lighta few bottoms feel soft, a few hardmost seem to be smilingfrom cheek to cheek ❏   Peter Witt is a retired university professor, at least that’s what it says […]

TestH2Moonglow

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Theyteenage thugspreying on smaller childrenprancing like tattooed peacockslaughing through the hazeof shallow illicit dragsdaring a challenge Hea tiny ladyet wiry, proud, defianteven thoughthey’d taken his lunch moneydefiled his bookstrashed his cellduct-taped him to a tree Suicide was not an optionteachers provided little protectionparents said to let it passso, one day, he ran on stageduring the […]

TestH2Haiku Chain: Self-Employed

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I am my own bossannual reviews sucklooking for new job Peter Witt is a Retired University Professor, at least that’s what it said on my business card.