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May 16, 2020
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Run Fast Comrade

Run fast. The old world

is behind you. Corona

knocking on the front door.

Trump lye-ing out back.

Run fast comrade, run fast.

May 12, 2020
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Strapped Up (too)

It’s come to this COVID

Bullets & bazooka guns

riding bare back in the

land of the free. Whose

back? Who’s free?

May 3, 2020
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Strapped Up

It’s come to this COVID

the beach or bust (your hold on us)

Liberty civil or not

sick of your choke hold, we’re

strapping up, bracing

for the best, expecting

the worst. Get over

(yourself) Sit your ass

down.

Apr 16, 2020
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Shred

I hold anger

in hand

paper shreds

bits of this & that

get the vacuum

suck then

toss calamity

like tissues & phlegm

Apr 15, 2020
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Sitting Duck

Duck.Lake Merritt
Oak-Land.CaleefornyeA

float or kick

swim or sit

virus has

me stuck

Apr 10, 2020
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Lake shake (down)

Daily shelter-in place break. Home-made mask on my face. A brother approaches from the corner. “Excuse me. I was just wunder-run. How can you do that?” I stooped down to pick up Wally’s poop.

Shit is shit & I know bull when I hear it.

“I’m no bum, but I was wunder-run…See, I ran out of gas down the street.”

“Sorry man, I ain’t got no cash.”

So he started conver-sating some more about compostable poop bags & wunder-run about the benefits & risks of doggie fertilizer.

Two lives. Too lies.

Apr 9, 2020
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Cracked

My hands are cracking from all this hand washing. Sensitive skin. We’ve been warned. Avoid (novel corona) entry points. Cool water is better. Hot doesn’t kill shit. Aquaphor plugs the cracks. Lanolin & petroleum. Big oil be damned! (divest) Skin is jacked if I resist.

Apr 6, 2020
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Vulnerable (part two)

Off duty (Ring) (Buoy)

Apr 6, 2020
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Small Craft

Small craft wind advisory. Lake becomes ocean. Still becomes undone. Distraction. Etch-a-sketch. Dissolve into cement. Careful not to disturb bird sanctuary behind the boom. My resolve a mirage. Wind does its rippling as wind often does. Lake contained for the most part. Boat too small for the weight of me. Sounds of sadness drop soft.

Apr 6, 2020
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The Shield of Achilles (aka just us)

I stare wall-eyed.

A man stoops on the sidewalk outside our corner liquor store. Spare change? “Sorry.” (my standard answer)

CNBC squawks on about moral hazard. Dodges income inequality.

Virus pricing. Wally & I walk away with two-twenty dollar bottles of liquid protection. The uneven-ness of it all not lost on (us).

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