ebbortz

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

realitycheck

globalwarmingclimatechange
hedgefundstockoptionsenronism
wildfirescaliforniafloridaarizona
floodinglouisianapennsylvania
bigdigbostontunnelcollapse
46millionw/ohealthinsurance

deadfallujahdeadhadithadeadpalestine
deadlebanondeadhaifa
deaddarfurdeadmississippi
deadsagominedead@mexicoborder
deadbypolicechaseand/orshooting
deadbylethalinjection
deadspeciesdeadforests
politiciansinbedwithdeath

consumewalmartconsumetelevision
idolconsumptioncosmeticsurgery
fastfoodgorgeregurge

then the rest of the planet

--- e b bortz

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

my sons

have tasted the waters
the icy gales of lake superior
the barbed wire
and fallen trees
on the owego creek
racing rapids on the susquehanna
the murky smell of the jordan river
near the great salt lake
the challenge and rage
of the pacific
adventure is always bittersweet
our love is always sweet

--- e b bortz

(published in ptrint 3 x 5, August 2006)
(published in Voices of a Wanderer, 1993)