State I’m In
I took umbrage at the penumbra—
The darkling darkening of my mood—
Was it the partial eclipse of the moon?
(Its waxing moony-moony face: jejune)
Or was it a flaring sunspot’s craquelure of quietude?
Or was it the plague?
Or the fascist wave?
Or the tactless foot?
Of the biomass soot?
Or was it the phallic gun-shaped state
What I’m Reading:
“In the year 2022, three multibillionaires own more wealth than the bottom half of American society – 160 million Americans. Today, 45% of all new income goes to the top 1%, and CEOs of large corporations make a record-breaking 350 times what their workers earn.”
— Bernie Sanders / The Guardian