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TABLE OF CONTENTS

            INTRODUCTION TO WUHAN INTRUSION   1

            Wuhan Girl…………………………………………………..   2

“Wuhan girl, won’t you come out to light

come out for sighting

come out for citing?…”

             Grandma Knows a Spy from Wuhan…………….   3

“…Grandma had a Chinese pen pal

a foreign medical student…

Grandma stabbed herself to death

with a scissor in a beauty salon, and

the owner was shot to death while

grabbing a policeman’s gun.

It’s the usual…”

            Killing Grandpa…………………………………………….   8

“Something to crow about, and

everyone must wear a crown,

a corona for the glowing Sun,

a trademark for a dear beer

a crown for an evil crow…”

            Funding Manslaughter for Science………………… 13

“In the spirit of global comraderie,

the People’s Institute of Virology

is thanking you now in retrospect,

kudos for your Dr. Faust for funding us.”

            Faustti, Collards, and Sheez in the Hague………. 16

            “… For an elegant experiment

                   the Death Penalty

                   is worth the risk.”

            Gain-of-Function Blues……………………………. 19

              “I met her in a gene-stoked lab in ‘olina,

              she showed me

              her furin cleavage

              with a sigh,…”

            To Serve Bats………………………………………….. 21

“Gee gin and pee

Xi Jinping has destroyed

all holidays with his virus

from His Honor’s culpable lab…”

            A Canceled Gift From China  …………………. 23

“Remember me from

past Christmas days… …

… without masks, without clothes”

            Mother Charlotte’s Poison Pen to Daughter

              to Daughter……………………………………………. 24

Charlotte’s daughter learns anarchy shopping

            Bark……………………………………………………….. 26

Unknowns smashed into

the little old lady’s

Goode Notion Shoppe

            Marks And Angles…………………………………… 27

“…uh damn, just saying a journey

begins with a single faux pas

said Laozi

not Confucius

ha”

i

            Pagliaccio in a Parking Lot……………………………. 33

The Wuhan virus drove politicians to

succumb to insanity and to

virulent hypocrisy. Some politicians

participated in plays. Gavin Newsom took on

the role of Pagliaccio, a clown at the

“French Laundry” restaurant.

            The Four Nuppets of the Apocalypse…………….. 67

“…Behold, the feathers of truth descend:

the four Nuppets of the Apocalypse

have arrived as foretold and

Huge Bird walks among us…”

            A Randy Wine Garden of Science…………………. 71

“It was the year of plagues,

the year of science.

Fairy tales for children.”

            The Depravity of a Union Teacher………………… 78

“…blood in the kitchen, a kind of

spilled wine in the garden for

teachers of the vineyard who demanded

more whine privilege than little giggling

girls like her precious Randi used to be,

but Ms. Big Union Randi W. had…”

            A Birthday Party with a Cactus…………………….. 82

“… has my brother Emiliano

told you if he’s coming for

his tenth birthday party…”

            Little Border Girl………………………………………….. 84

the screaming girl

in the Plexiglas cage.

            An Anchovy Pizza and a Princess Doll……… 88

“If making the urgent journey,

said, first thing, she’d have

a bacon cheeseburger, key

to sending meals home…”

            Soda………………………………………………………… 91

“Love’s first miserable fruits are mashed, and

bubbles of thought are bottled like fizzle”

            She Had Been Left Behind……………………….. 92

“Oh congressman, my congressman,

my daughter had been left behind.

She had a ticket and a passport…”

            The Need To Say……………………………………… 94

I always wondered if

you kissed my gifts

            Throughput of Lies………………………………….. 96

A Kingdom is given to psychopaths

and serial killers. Delaware’s aware

from vacation on occasion.

            Rafiq and Jannat…………………………………….. 98

“…you will dance with me

if shame evaporates like

sweet sweat in

mourning’s dew.”

            Quirky From Afar…………………………………… 102

The singer’s suicide

            Bacon……………………………………………………… 108

Fatty cravings

            Autonomous Evil……………………………………… 109

 The abuse of Tibetans

            Cooking Gyros For Swat Valley (2009)…….. 111

   Pakistani exiled in New York

            Bhutan College Girl Returns Home

                   To The Farm…………………………………………. 114

   Preserving the family farm

            Olympic Torch (2008)………………………………….. 115

        Chinese Hegemony and Mischief across the world

            Buttercup Babe……………………………………………. 122

“Visiting America, I met her

in a field of renoncules that

locals call butter cups”

            Knives Upon the Table………………………………… 124

(the psychokinesis of the T’ukmpuxogt)

 [from The Fog of the Caveman’s Blog]

            Vision………………………………………………………….. 127

“… one ripple in the ocean…

…like a whirlpool in the tea cup

where I saw a vision of you once

and a prophesy”.

            Toast…………………………………………………………… 128

“…your magical flour

…into my buttered pan”

            Butterflies Can Surf…………………………………….. 129

“Distinctly I remember

waiting for the show

at the little creek

where blossoms fall on

floating ice cream sticks”

            Succulent Pie……………………………………………….. 130

“I taste the cherries

new and succulent

like you …”

            If I Would Kiss Your Day……………………………. 131

“If you would let me

make kisses, and

seize the rhythm

of your smile…”

            Wounded in Time……………………………………. 132

“The Fates told me so:

nothing in the world is mine”

            Washing Windows…………………………………… 134

“She asked me why

window-washers wear harnesses”

            Why Did You Plant Flowers…………………….. 135

“Why did you not go

when I told you

the tanks are coming.”

            Rubble of You…………………………………………. 136

“You are so beautiful

with streaks of dirt

on your face, and

torn clothes.”

            Her Pink Camera…………………………………….. 137

Don’t know —

haven’t heard from you.

Did you get the batteries

and go into the storm surge?

            Homing Pigeon………………………………………… 139

“Dear Cathy had said

the King forbids me to ever return…”

            Losing Our Shirt……………………………………… 142

“We hired a limousine

to go gambling at

the House of Cards

in an Earthquake Zone.”

            Meadow of Doom…………………………………….. 143

“Give me my praise

I shall not be wanted”

            The Twirl………………………………………………… 144

I lost her in the tornado;

now I’m lonely, twisted and cold

            Extraterrestrial Rock…………………………………… 145

“…Her husband is a Superman for her

but in their scientific field they cannot

escape their dying planet in joy”

            The Foil of the Heart……………………………………. 146

“I see the point of your fencing;

touch me and I’ll be your thin crazy sword”

            Tectonic………………………………………………………. 147

“…My child cries:

Why is the world broken?”

            Wilted Dreams…………………………………………….. 148

Hating roses is

a passion fate,

a habit like

throwing out

chocolate without cherries”

            Fleshing Out the Text…………………………………… 149

“They were walking text-makers

and emoji hunters, but…”

            Contest………………………………………………………… 150

“I stood on stage

behind a screen

with a robot”

            Some Secret Sadness……………………………………. 152

Oh sweet woman

what has startled you?

            The Only Man I Could Ever Love………………… 153

    By “Diane”

“The only man I could ever love

ran away with my sister”

            Immunity by “Diane”………………………………….. 154

“I’d rather play hooky today with a Frisbee toss

than listen to my tyrant boss

the eminent ambassador on…”

            Don’t Be Dry…………………………………………… 155

“My dry-eye Granny used to say:

if you can’t afford eye drops…”

            If I Could Rest…………………………………………. 156

“I am too weak and wounded

to march with you.  Let me rest

to remember when you removed

your head scarf in secret retreat…”

            Adopt A Martyr Lottery Machine……………. 158

“It’s in the Supermarket

between the frozen vegetables

and the fish monger concession”

            Cold Volcano…………………………………………… 159

  by “Zawmb’yee Nuje”

Sometimes he’s cold, but

            Walking With Doug…………………………………. 160

   by “Zawmb’yee Nuje”

On a sunny sign day across the street

the sign said WALK ye

carefully, and we did

            For The Music of Love I Walk…………………. 162

   by “Zawmb’yee”

From afar I heard his

basso profundo

            Mountain Man………………………………………… 164

   by Zawmb’yee Nuje

Mountain Man,

I have seen you soften

when

my love went fishing in your streamix

            The Frizz of My Hair…………………………………… 165

  By Zawmb’yee Nuje

There has been

a maple syrup rain in my dreams

a downpour of sweet premises

a thick and sticky bane

            The Season After Winter……………………………… 167

    By “Zawmb’yee Nuje”

“To walk

the beat of the beating sun light show

beat metered by trees

light tune for strollers and lovers…”

            What Fate Sees……………………………………………. 168

Once I wrote you a rain song

when soaking-wet you cried.

What became

of the rain?

            Props for Us………………………………………………… 171

All we’re wanting

is proper respect, when we come home, hey

propers for tax money, hey props…

            Watching Kindness……………………………………… 173

I saw you kneel

to heal a boy

who dropped a toy

smithereens a laugh

            Coin a Word for Me…………………………………….. 175

Once a gem,

the word’s been scrubbed

like a pejorative stone

in a teary creek, an

old river gone shallow

            Reading Palms…………………………………………. 178

“…Twice I had a dream of you:

you put your face in my hand and

I caressed your cheek

like a cloud in my palm, because…”

            Dove……………………………………………………….. 179

Oh Dove,

give us our daily berry,

and gracious are you

to lend us your feather

            Loneliness Song……………………………………….. 180

Loneliness is being good

One forlorn is

misunderstood

            The Daylight Special………………………………… 182

Let Diogenes in Daylight,

shine a light on Wreaths

(at democracy’s grave)

            Swallow Me…………………………………………….. 185

Oh say,

drink my magic potion

to hum an “Ode to Joy”

dear, yes

hum Beethoven

hum Dusty

            My Poem For Mommy Steno……………………. 187

Mommy, a Lady’s writing

big hand for me with commas.

Did you write me down, and

everything? Ok. Here goes:

            Torn By Love………………………………………………. 189

Grandmother,

we had a loss together:

I was torn out

by love

by being

            Foamy Dream……………………………………………… 193

There is an ocean at dawn

that skirts the night tides

crashing swirls and sea birds

            By the Rules………………………………………………… 195

I knew a young upper class talking cat

who went to a trés chic hospital

with all the most enlightened accommodations

            When Leaves Are Afloat……………………………… 196

The chirping of sorrow…

let’s too many birds of loneliness

fall prey to predators

who pounce on despair.

            Tea……………………………………………………………… 198

Climbing away to a mist beyond foliage

where leaves leave peaks alone

naked at the top

no tea leaves to read

            Licit…………………………………………………………….. 201

“…I came, away from the ups and downs.  Your

door was open that night for me; I peeked

to see you singing to the stars; would’ve …”

            Hack Witch of the Century Studies…………… 202

“Reaction Formation”

I have my scepter

my plaque:

Altruist of the Century.

Mom would be so pleased.

            Nightmares……………………………………………… 206

Dearest precious child with nightmares,

I have a white-light love to envelop you.

            Where Do Dragons Hunt in Bhutan?……….. 207

Cold and loneliness

are in the room,             

snow outside

with paw prints

            Hurtin’ On The Road To Home ………………. 209

“Oh everybody hurts so bad,

but I didn’t want it to be you”

            Riding……………………………………………………… 211

“I imagine you drifting

in thoughts on the bus

by the window with

a mystery package”

            Adventures of You…………………………………… 212

“I told you not to go to the South Pole

because I don’t want you to freeze”

            A Random Love………………………………………. 213

“I don’t know anything about coping,

I’m just hoping you’re hopping to

cop a plea for me in a vague space”

            Windmills and Dead Birds……………………….. 214

“The lambs can not feed, because

the vandals did trample the grass

Behold, the shepherd is my overlord,

he’s my Father who art in Washington”

            All the Metaphors Are Dead…………………….. 216

What’s to be done, Emily Luna

if all the metaphors are dead?

You are the prettiest scientist I know.

            Peng Shuai Takes the Ball In Her Court…… 219

Is it not congenital animal vice that

the premier Lion party predator will

tend to grope a tennis antelope

            Mrs. Claus Hates Sonnets…………………………. 221

Santa Claus left her

a sonnet to read:

The romp of love beguiles, a playful horse

            Love Inheres a Romance True…………………. 226

A free spirit loves everyone,

not only one romance. For one…

            I Will Not Thank a Sunny Day…………………. 228

Traveling frayed

I’d have thanked a sunny day

if rain had not fallen, …

            Princess Beast………………………………………….. 229

by “Alice”

Suicide in an era of corona.

In fat assignments

I explain death or not.

            Litchi Regime………………………………………….. 235

Oh citizen,

display your social demerits

            When a Song Explodes…………………………….. 238

Some in the bomb shelter say

Larysa is delusional because

she says her baby Lyudmyla

wants to hear her father…

play his cello for her…

            Pregnant Silence………………………………………. 241

    by “Inna”

Grygoriy and I are not deranged

permanent members of humanity

because names can be changed.

            The Firing Squad…………………………………….. 245

…In a muzzle flash

anything can be justified

with a monster Putnik lie…

Moscow cries Video! Sees

children running in the streets

shouting “Dah, dah, ma-ma,” and

shooting Russian ‘peacekeepers.’

            Open Skies In Ukraine…………………………………. 250

    (Bucha)

They say

in the South the invaders

are like Colorado potato beetles,

dumb bastards in the Donbas;

            The Art of War……………………………………………. 254

by “Vlad Putnik”

If a warrior’s leaders can well tolerate the

indignant kerfuffles of useful diplomats, then

a hypersonic missile is mightier than a missive

and in the leisurely pace of a useful psychopath,

a siege can be won by targeting children…

            DisCERNment…………………………………………….. 256

Sometimes diabolical

desperation breeds a need for

science beyond curiosity…

            The Price a Gas Station Owner Pays…………….. 259

The detectives took the swabs,

made the photos. We’re

allowed to wash the blood

off the gas pumps

            Off the Wall………………………………………………… 261

She had had the news on her cell phone.

She smiled, and he’d have smiled too

with throbbing heart, taste of

champagne on their lips.

            Cute……………………………………………………………. 263

She is so cute

when she loves the cute,

sends me…

            The Hummingbird Sings the π Song…………. 264

Running in circles

in a dream about π

I traveled to

the hummingbird muse,

            I Can Hear the Hummingbird………………….. 267

A little ordinary bird told me

the hummingbird can hear

the flower sing the tune of the petal…

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