Thursday, October 18, 2007

A lovely poem by Kathleen Flenniken on American Life in Poetry today.

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Windstorms and rain are forecast for today in Seattle. Batten down the hatches. Huddle in the cellar. Ready the ark.

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Check out the flap over Bill Maher saying: "Show me a man wearing an American flag pin on his lapel, and I'll show you an asshole."

Of course, the Republicans are the party of Mark Foley and the Rev. Ted Haggard and Larry Craig and countless other closeted homosexuals, so their fixation on jewelry is understandable, but still ... the flag is just a symbol. You're getting pissy about a brooch, you drama queens, one that was probably made in China. It's probably leaking poison lead on you right now.

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I am having a lot of fun working on poems for the Frye commission. One of them having to do with "High Heeled Shoes."

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

dear peter,

i found you! i have been wanting to thank you for some things and ask you a question or two, but lost your email address. mine is

tickerfinch@gmail.com

would you drop a quick line?

i'm in the azores and have been thinking of you and your family

Peter said...

Hi Jennifer:
Remind me who you are?