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Archive for August, 2011

A Hasty World

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011


Words fail to flail the
Attention of young men from
Very tall red shoes

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Paper Shredder

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

dots on the window
pane, rain and gentle fury
for someone out there.

Soothing Sweltering Svelte Sweater Sweets

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Remember Childhood?
He remembers adults like clouds,
tall and impetuous
prone to rain storms and sunny days
floating on the horizon

some days one
other nights they’d roll in and
blot out the sky
a gaggle of rumbling figures
this one a peach
that one a paper mache puppet

can you see a face in your childhood clouds?
can you remember?

It’s not an Ice Ray

Monday, August 29th, 2011

in all honesty,
it made me laugh. Now I wait,
for cafe avec di, see?

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Sunday, August 28th, 2011

days drag by and on,
another week and September
rides in on rails, see?

Remiss Remiss

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Remiss Remiss I
seem to be Remiss, I hope
you choose to forgive!

Also this is pretty awesome.

Up In Thursday: Make Work not Arms

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

black and blue lines of
demarcation, marks of care
and understanding

You Ought to Be: 2008 Edition

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Recap 2008: A lot of people made a lot of bets on securitised derivatives based on home loans. These securities were rated “AAA” or rock solid by the kinds of folks who rate these kinds of things. Bada Bing Bada Boom, turns out alot of those securities were put together specifically to fail; that sucks, but it’s a big scary world out there.

You pay your money and you take you chances.

But… Then came the bail outs.

Large Financial institutions and the very rich got money from the Fed to stay solvent.

People with pension funds now empty and with crappy mortgages got nothing.

Here’s the thing that ought to tickle your wtf bone,  “Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke’s unprecedented effort to keep the economy from plunging into depression included lending banks and other companies as much as $1.2 trillion of public money, about the same amount U.S. homeowners currently owe on 6.5 million delinquent and foreclosed mortgages.

So Rich people and Middle Class people were in trouble because of rather dubious financial bets made on the backs of poor peoples home loans. The governments solution? Bail out the Rich people, with money that could have been used to secure the risky mortgages.

Good thing we didn’t go the route of securing bad debt, it seems to be working out swimmingly for us economically.

Shoe Horn You

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

keyholes and elbows
windows into past histories
transgressions, sacrifice.

We Weird Things, and Our Cousins.
Perhaps we lived through a genetic keyhole, or maybe we spent a long time figuring out the business of living.

Rain for the Day

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Brother can you spare
a dime? And so on, it spins
and spins. Broken Glass.