Comic Strip Postcards: From the Lungs

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln

Nothing like a day
When leaning to the right
Has nothing to do with being political
And everything to do with keeping
The San Andreas coughs at bay.
Add to the never-ending stream
Of hot teas, Lemon Ginger and Chai,
To keep the sinuses wide open
Or at least able to flow.
The final piece of the ecstasy of a chest cold
Is Netflix, made only better by the heavy blankets,
The ball of warm pit bull next to me, and
The solitude of hacking and calling up the bombs
Resting so deeply in my lungs.
At least honest Abe gives good advice
For the less I talk the better I feel.
Maybe tomorrow will bring clearer passages.

Comic Strip Postcards: From the District

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln

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Hello Nation,

Just writing to tell you
How much DC has changed.
I’m doing my best to enjoy myself
Selling off the sites,
Removing the protections,
And filling my accounts with pennies from you all.

Senior

Hot Coffee Gone Cold: Truths

“Culture is the intersection of people and life itself. It’s how we deal with…” Wendell Pierce

Truth is a hard thing to find these days
With all the fake news, sexual aggression, and malaise out there
Somehow, though, a good nap is enough for me
To find a dream to put off the realities
Of the lying, cheating mouths of the wankers wondering
Throughout corridors of government,
The halls of justice, and
The wastes of entertainment.

Hot Coffee Gone Cold: Common Sense

“Culture is the intersection of people and life itself. It’s how we deal with…”
Wendell Pierce

What seems to be right

Has little or no reason

Without common goals

Coaches

“Culture is the intersection of people and life itself. It’s how we deal with…” Wendell Pierce

When shots are falling down
Coaches are geniuses.
Not.

Hot Coffee Gone Cold: Jokes

“Culture is the intersection of people and life itself. It’s how we deal with…”
Wendell Pierce

Narrow-minded joking
Humor misinterpreted
Anger in laughter
Understand jesting’s truth
Comedy is essential

Hot Coffee Gone Cold: Basement Dwelling

“Culture is the intersection of people and life itself. It’s how we deal with…” Wendell Pierce

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Heats soothing action
Robbed from coffee by winter
Microwave upstairs

Party People: Stealth

“And once you cease to be a real person, you stop being a real person.” Scott Speedman

Scarce are the times when letting a guard down is a good thing,
There are too many opportunities to make social mistakes.
Getting burned never feels good, but
Igniting the flames on yourself
Chars like nothing else.

Leaving the recklessness to others is an art,
Jumping into conversations like an enzyme starting reactions,
Then letting the others players make their way
Keeps the heat away
In the coolest way possible.

Party People: Facades

“And once you cease to be a real person, you stop being a real person.” Scott Speedman

Who hides behind the mask?
The one unsure of who she is.
What need does a mask play?
Serving to advertise a fading image.
Where does the mask come from?
A catalog, chain store, or Amazon.
When does the mask come off?
In private.
Why mask your true personality?
To hide the pain of insecurity.

Call upon confidence to be true
Real is better than fake
For the trappings of the imaginary you
Makes for pits filled with snakes
Or at least the unintended interpretations
Of the false advertising
So blatantly hocked by your ever-changing masks,
Denial, and unavoidable journey through the ages.
Let yourself be real,
Authentic.

Paradise Corporation People: Mountaineering

“The world is still a weird place, despite my efforts to make clear and perfect sense of it.” Hunter S. Thompson.

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Getting to the top
Takes a wealth of fortitude.
Staying in the thinnest of air
Requires the thickest liquid assets.
Dreams made into reality
Can never end as nightmares,
For it’s in adventure where life is,
Right there where Teddy said
We should all go.

 

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