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Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 1w ago

Language front: from which all wars really begin.

The relations between rhetoric and ethics are disturbing: the ease with which language can be twisted is worrisome, and the fact that our minds accept these perverse games so docilely is no ...
Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 3W ago

Excerpt from current project: Have You Seen the Tattooed Pig?/The Dust Storm

Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 4W ago

Some musings on the absence of the 13th floor

It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea. – Dylan ThomasMy brother lives on the 15th floor of a very tall bu...
Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 1M ago

Letters from Trumplandia 12: Job Application - Real Life (Poem Draft)

Name:                                      Mick Parsons Current Occupation:               MeEducation: 1.      Three wizards2.      Four wood nymphs3.      A pirate-killing siren4.      A ba...
Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 1M ago

Letters from Trumplandia 11: The story of a beard (or, as socialized as I get)

I was a dog on a short chain /and now there’s no chain. - from "Barking" by Jim HarrisonThe two most extreme changes in personal grooming I've ever made were precipitated by the need for a j...
Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 1M ago

Exile Verse #2: desgracia

I knew the message was clear. In the dreama hungry tribal pig climbed into my bedsank its carnivorous teeth into my wristand dragged me under.I knew by the painted markings and hollow eyesfr...
Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 2M ago

Letters from Trumplandia 10: Peace, Violence, and Understanding

 The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man. - Aleksandr SolzhenitsynI'm not a pacifist. I feel that there are situations where fighting is inescapable, but we ...
Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 2M ago

Letters from Trumplandia 9: The May Day Special

 Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.  -- George Orw...
Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 2M ago

Love is the best disease

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. -- Winston ChurchillWhen I rolled into River City on a Greyhound bus 5 years ago this week, I had no ...
Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 3M ago

Letting loose the Gonzo: the baboon formerly known as a civilized man

GonzoFest 2017 was a wonderful experience, in spite of the fact that I remembered everything I needed but somehow managed to forget my copies of the poems I'd prepared to perform. It's true ...