Grey Haibun for d’Verse

Night regurgitates day in images that ride their REM waves, waves that slap the hard beach repetitively, incessantly, omnipresent in the fog of sleep and in the spaces between the incidental, accidental thoughts that drift by during timeouts in the day.  Like now.

 

Endless road ahead

Moonlight summons old spirits

The Earth a cocoon

 

 

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Three Piffles

IN MEMORIUM

Alas, poor car, you did me no wrong.

If we forged a spiritual bond,

I broke it that February day.

Was I wool gathering or were his lights

out? No mind. Spilt milk. Misdeed done.

I never knew the freedom you brought

me until the day we parted on

Route 7.  Oh my Toyota Matrix

2003, how I miss you!  I’m sorry.

 

SILENCE

Out of juice, I have to say

this thirsty page before me lay.

The manhole cover is doing its job;

life underground remains in a fog.

 

SCRIBBLINGS

I’ve got an itty bitty

Witty ditty

Just under my arm—

No harm,

but it’s pritty gritty!

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Students are planning nationwide #MarchForOurLives protests. DAN FRIEDMANFEB. 18, 2018 4:08 PM Mother Jones

              Yay!

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SUGGESTIONS FOR US ALL

Most municipalities have a line citizens can call if they have info on a suspect without giving the caller’s name.  When callers contact the FBI perhaps they should notify their local hotline that they have just contacted the FBI about a local concern, giving the locals a “heads up.”  Is there a flaw in my thinking?

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Unmentionable Questions

You may disregard the following, which is based on conjecture:

What school was the shooter transferred to?

Was his mother’s death natural?

Were all 30+ calls to police from his new house about him? (They said his living arrangement changed upon his mother’s death).

Where did he get the gas mask?

How did he hide his weapon and other paraphernalia?

I understand we don’t want to scapegoat groupings of people, but I heard someone being interviewed say “autistic.”

When did his mother die in comparison with when he turned 19?

Did the school assign him a counselor?

He seems to have been in special classes at the school, when he was expelled?

Did he live in a group home?  (poorly subsidized, little staff training).

Was social services involved with him?

Did he have a record as a minor?

I’m just wondering if any of the tragedy (including his) reflects the nationwide cutting back of services to the developmentally disadvantaged (which VOR, a national non-profit volunteer organization. “speaking out for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities– http://www.vor.net  is .)

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Koch Brothers Again

Sorry for old news (2017), but it was new to me:

Meredith Corp., a magazine publisher and broadcast company, will acquire Time Inc. in a deal totaling $2.8 billion, the company announced Sunday. The all-cash transaction is backed by an affiliate of Koch Industries, headed by the controversial billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch….

The Koch brothers have become controversial figures for their lavish spending to back political candidates and causes, most of them conservative. By some estimates the pair spent nearly $1 billion during the 2016 federal election cycle. There is speculation that the brothers are diversifying their investments into media to have greater influence in culture and shaping popular opinion on issues such as tax policy and climate change.

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Grump grump grump

Glen Buttkus has posted my e-mail address but his site won’t accept my (favorable) comment.  Why am I asked for my identity?  What does atom mean?  (Re d’Verse poem.)

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