Dear Dirty America

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Humanity

ERIC CHAET Credit: Vergel Bradford (originally posted at 100 Peculiarly Useful So-Called Poems) Where has humanity come from? Where is it going? Will it ever find a way to integrate

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Traffic Starts Rumbling

ERIC CHAET Credit: U.S. Dept. of Transportation (originally posted at 100 Peculiarly Useful So-Called Poems) Traffic starts rumbling outside my window before dawn first a train sounding its horn over &

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Plastic Santa

ERIC CHAET Credit: Rothko (originally posted at 100 Peculiarly Useful So-Called Poems) South Side, 1956 or ’57, I guess, Christmas time plastic Santas given away with purchase of washing machines or refrigerators

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Gandhi & Chance

ERIC CHAET Wisconsin (originally posted at 100 Peculiarly Useful So-Called Poems) Gandhi weighed less than 100 poundswhen I was bornwore garment round lower vitalsof cloth he’d spunwhile thinking how to move

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Report to William Blake

(re-posted from 100 Peculiarly Useful So-Called Poems) Blake, I won’t readyour work againright now—maybe never, ormaybe some timewhen I don’t

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Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase

ERIC CHAET Wisconsin Credit: Financial Times photos (originally published at 100 Peculiarly Useful So-Called Poems) I read about Jamie Dimon

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Inside Big Bluto’s Sweatshop

DONALD O’DONOVAN Los Angeles(excerpt from O’Donovan’s novel Night Train) This morning Big Bluto announced that we have to recall 4,000

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Cardboard Villages

DONALD O’DONOVAN Los Angeles Credit: Pineapple XV (originally published in The Contributor, Nashville’s homeless street paper) Los Angeles is a long

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I Live Under Your Wallpaper

DONALD O’DONOVAN Los Angeles (excerpt from O’Donovan’s novel Night Train —  see also DDA’s first blogged novel — Orgasmo) I got my big inning with a quality woman in Brentwood, but

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