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Proportional Response

(x = space)

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Proportional Response

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It’s an eye for eye

Without, we hope,

Everyone going blind

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But then the blind we have,

Over-sensate in four ways,

Might have to lead

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The only ones who know

How to have sight

Without the eyes

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https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-u-carries-airstrike-against-233431848.html

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By Airman 1st Class Chad Warren – US Air Force Public Affairs [1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7377988

A flight of F-15C Eagles from the flies during a solar eclipse in Okinawa July 22, 2009.

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made manifest

(x = space)

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made manifest

(for the USA and everyone may read along)

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in this country where we

pander to the rich

so that we might keep

our jobs

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in which we patronize

the royalty of other

nations

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where are we with our own?

because there should be

no one hungry here,

no one who cannot easily drink

safe water,

where no one who wants a job

can’t have one,

where shelter exists for

everyone,

where there is some assurance of

peace,

where everyone can breathe

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this should be our nation,

the greatest on the Earth

we say

but then

we can boast

a model to the other lands

and take action for all needs

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and all of us

on planet Earth,

thinking of launching for

other places

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photo by Ben Hershey on Unsplash

SoHo, New York, United States

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Rescue Time

(x = space)

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Rescue Time

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Monday

Is remembrance

And for some reason

(for that reason?)

A deadline for

Medicare plans

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We remember days

Invaded and sometimes

Days invading:

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Sixth of June

In Normandy,

Sometimes Grenada

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Remembrance to

Become a kind of normalcy;

We turn it

Into ritual,

A plain on which to

Cry

However smally

And to celebrate,

Wave small flags

Attending on parades

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Later or before

By gravestones or

With photo albums

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2

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We’ll have

So many reasons

To remember now

With names and with dates

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We could remember

As we go

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The numbers needing

To dealt with

For what they mean

In bodies

And the layers of

What they mean,

What has been lost

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Talk of remembrance

Ironically

Or,

Ignoring politics,

Through the heart

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4380 CA-46 W, Paso Robles, United States

Paso Robles

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https://www.travelpaso.com/blog/post/your-virtual-escape-to-paso-robles/)

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To Pilgrim

(x = space)

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To Pilgrim

(at Thanksgiving, USA)

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Pilgrims

On Thanksgiving

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We make fun

Of their hats

And buckles

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They might as well

Have been a foreign

People to the

(rest of the)

Whites as all the

Indigenous to

The whites

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And they were:

They were a foreign

People

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They carried faith

And dignity,

Faith in dignity,

To what all the western

Coastal, European

People called

A new world

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Through stratagem

Or accident, they

Settled too far

North

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They struggled;

They strove

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Everything was

Struggling and

Striving to them

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Moving, going

On their way

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For them, to be

A pilgrim was

An action

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On a journey

Neverending, ‘til

The end of this life

Start into another

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Photo by Dhimas Widrayato on Unsplash

It was 22:39, I went out to get some fresh air after some coding session then I saw a big moon on the sky, so I grab my camera then go to open space to shot this picture. The photo was taken in Tangerang, Indonesia.

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Anticipation

Anticipation

(in pandemic time)

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A day of

Thanksgiving

Is a week or so

From now

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The Canadians

Had theirs on

Traditional

Columbus Day

And my sister’s

Birthday

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We could combine

The two (not

the birthday) and

Thank first people

For tying up our

Boats, once

We got here

And then have

A national apology

Day for what was

Done to them

Next and since

It’s going to be

A bitterer day,

Anyway

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Maybe we should

Thank the thankless

For a change,

Which would add

Some sweetness

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And bittersweet

Ain’t bad

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There’s wisdom

In it, for it’s

A quality

Both positive

And tempered

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A good

Thanksgiving,

USA, once we get

There and in

Anticipation

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By Visitor7 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27155416

Ketchup Bottles at Fullers Coffee Shop

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(sorry, the image is especially enigmatic—a combination of the title, a song, and an advertisement)

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Oh, Say

Oh, Say

 

The American dream

 

Overextend the company

Charge more for products

Reduce services

Pay people less

Try to eliminate benefits, so-called

Maybe get raided by another firm

Everyone is fired

Move on

 

Wait, what?

 

What happened to Knute Rockne

And Jim Thorpe?

Horatio Alger

And the poor match girl?

(wait—she died)

The lives of Harriet Tubman

(whose image we pretend will go

on a twenty, yeah, someday)

Sojourner Truth

The words of Frederick Douglass

Susan Anthony

 

And to those

Asian and Latinx

Black and even white

In museum heritage

Or not known at all

Who made it?

 

What is it?

A home, a family

A car unless there’s good transit

In the city

Enough possessions

Something to pass on

Assets, among them

A good story

 

Justice enough

Truth enough

Faith a little more

Love more than that

 

A choice

A say

A vote

 

That’s some dreaming

That was here a while ago

But I can’t find it in my pockets

Or outside where I hear

The pundits

And pretenders

Evoking bitterness

And gorge onto

What should be a better scene

With sapling promises all

Planted, taken care of

 

Back to basics?

No such thing

Even on a good day

You like basics?

Me, too—guarantee of shelter

Food and opportunity

And, yes, I’ll say it

Say it with me

Freedom

 

I like reenactments

They rarely bleed

But some real blood might have to be

Spilled again

Before we’re through in

Or with

The world

And we understand what the world

Has been through with us

And a different ecumenism’s called for

 

Once we understand ourselves,

We’ll have to apply again

And take part

No longer the whole

That’s for villains in poor novels

And movies

 

So here’s the thing:

Forward to the basics

As in feed everyone

Learn democracy

Not from demagogues

Vote again

Rescind hatred

Don’t make it a crime,

Simply something lacking reason

Not to mention humor

 

We can learn how to laugh again

Without the grime

Without the fall

We can honor heritage

More so legacy

In festivals

 

Happy Birthday, USA

We can make it

If we try

 

C L Couch

 

 

covering the National Mall

User:Lipton sale, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60460085

 

Romeros

Romeros

(the caravan in Tijuana)

 

Pilgrims all

Seeking a thanksgiving

For food

For safety for the family

A chance to work

(work hard)

A chance not to hurt, sicken, and die

So easily

At home

 

Pilgrims for

Thanksgiving

Imagine that

 

They have come so far

Probably, we won’t respect that

What they went through to

Be so near

 

Will we let them in

 

From a land of light

Waiting in the dark

From a land in darkness

Waiting for the light

 

Will we let them in

Will we let us in

 

C L Couch

 

 

By IDS.photos from Tiverton, UK – Door to private chapel, Vicars Close, Wells, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25739058

 

Emergency Calls

Emergency Calls

(remembering 9/11 in the USA)

 

Today in my part

We are remembering

A horrific attack on innocents

By crazy people

This kind of murder happens

Elsewhere

My country is not the battleground

So often

Syria, Yemen, Colombia, Myanmar

The Philippines, Somalia

Sudan

We’ve sometimes had a hand in these

That might have made the crazy

People crazier

Enacting their cause here

 

On this day, we remember here

Where death came to passengers,

Firefighters, office people, and

The rest

Companies of normal people

Noncombatants, we would say

If this were anything like war

Between fair nations

 

I suppose on planet Earth

Wars and war-like actions must

Happen in someone’s yard

The playing fields, business places

Farm, and town

We have few dedicated battle zones

The DMZ, maybe ocean surfaces

And depths

Air and now we think to weaponize

Space, above and beyond

 

So war must happen close to home

Inside

And things warlike, if not war

Which then we call killing

We call it murder

And I suppose on someone’s ugly surface

There is a plan to do it again

Pray that we stop it

And praise those who do

 

But as we honor peace

So may we honor them:

The victims, those who ran toward

The concussions of air and sound

And matter

Turned into explosion and horror

Metal, blood, and bone

All those who died first

First helpers

And the many who were saved

Who are with us, still

 

We are here

Remember

Celebrate

Pray for cessation

Pray for profusion

The horror gone

And peace prevail

 

C L Couch

 

 

By United States v. Zacarias MoussaouiCriminal No. 01-455-AProsecution Trial ExhibitsExhibit Number P200066Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by User:Russavia using CommonsHelper., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15252009

 

 

Destiny of Manifests

Destiny of Manifests

 

How we can disperse all hope

Or think we should

Why we think we are the best when,

Point by point, we’re not

Several are more literate, many

More able with math

Many with armed forces

That train and guard more than

They have to fight

 

May peace prevail, the pole proclaims

In many languages

What language do we use

When talking with our neighbors

May implies condition and will

What do we condition

What do we will

 

It is a wonderful statue

So many monuments are

And nearly all espouse a cause

With some nobility

I can drive down to Devil’s Den, now

A reminder of

The awful cost of slaying a

Brother in the split of war

 

And what war does not take a sibling

What part of Earth is not destroyed

What town, what hold for families

Is gone from the roster

Of the world

We all are charged to keep

 

Independence Day is on the way

Many nations have one

They speak to freedom

Of the mind, the will

The charge to make the planet whole

Especially

When we ruin something of it

 

C L Couch

 

 

image

assembling the Statue of Liberty in Paris

 

 

 

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