Archive for the People Category

Strange Couplets #2: More People on Fire

Posted in Assholes, Fire, Fragments, People, Poems, Politics on July 25, 2010 by Insert-Silly-Name-Here.ai

People on fire are quenched by the storm
smoldering wet and mumbling ‘reform’
their hands turn to ashes and their words into dust
their guts into pumice and their hearts into rust

These people on fire are buried in clay
and they harden and deaden and wither away
but in the holes that they left their ghosts linger on
and the soil above is more porous anon

People on fire spontaneously combust
when a lifelong breeze hits a sudden gust
a crackle and spark from the toes to the hair
a towering inferno, a thunderous gale

People on fire should prompt you to run
unless you’re prepared or just there for fun
and it’s best to escape or carry some salt
so if you ignite at least it won’t be your fault

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Mother’s Day Poem

Posted in Death, Love, People, Poems, Space on May 10, 2010 by Insert-Silly-Name-Here.ai

Palmer’s Star



When a star is born
and drifts away from its mother
when the bonds of gravity pull like taffy
thinning, but never gone
when satellites emerge or are drawn in
comets settling down
when its mother dies
and it sees that last light
from millions of years before
having mourned her death
for those millions of years
what can it do but look to its planets and moons
friends and lovers
with the desperate boyish hope
somehow that he resembles her
if they never saw her light
through him they will remember her

Fragment found!

Posted in Fragments, Lies, People, Poems on April 19, 2010 by Insert-Silly-Name-Here.ai

I knew a fact

the way it stared

truth in your eyes

your lies declared

Eaarth

Posted in Assholes, Climate Change, People, Planets on April 16, 2010 by Insert-Silly-Name-Here.ai

After toiling for mere centuries, humans have transformed their planet to an incredible degree.  As such, the name “Earth” has now been changed, adding an extra ‘a.’  This ‘a’ stands for “assholes.”

“Earth is Over”- proclaims Bill McKibben