Thursday, October 25, 2012


A lobbyist down on his knees --
the Commissioner immune to his pleas --
said “Sir, everything’s fine,
you won’t have to resign.
Now please don’t be such a Maltease.”

Thursday, July 5, 2012

rhymes with banker (2012 remix)

haircut in the dock,
white, hot under the collar
in sweat-stained chalk stripe

Monday, July 2, 2012

Europe bails

A compromise hammered out,
during months of debate --
now the real work begins,
and not a moment too late.
We roll up our sleeves and start
right away --
in September, that is,
after the holiday.

Friday, May 25, 2012

g&t asap

botanical bubbles rise
through the proof of your
mouth to your eyes
as the tang on tip of your
tongue complies.
‘tis the season
to be lime* squeezin --
you can’t get
too pissed with every
sip so sun-kissed.
(*or lemon if you insist)

Monday, March 12, 2012

gasoline dream

The price of gas cannot be
counted in dollars and cents
or even parts per million;
but it is high
none the less.
No, the real test
is whether after filling
up you have enough
left to buy 
back the sky.

Friday, February 17, 2012

blueprint for a roadmap

join our consultation,
turn your white paper green
or, even, non-
civil society’s best practices
are being exchanged
and your contribution

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Heartland haiku

climate denier:
chill bumps from the brain-freeze drain
the sound of science

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Limerick Santorum

There once was a man named Santorum
who stormed the electoral forum.
His primary appeal
was political zeal,
with which for Romney a new one he tore him.

Twitter Conjugation

M. Sarkozy, ecoutez et repetez:
Je twis,
Tu twis,
Il/elle twit
Nous twittons
Vous twittez
Ils/elles twittent

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

of all the greatest, love

will feed you
a ready steady diet
of pop martyrs –
they’re better than burned out;
forget about the fadeaway.
They shall suffer first
in the public eye
and make us share
the pain.
The artist may be gone
but the business
beats on.

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