Modern Slavery

    Modern Slavery   The conquered were not citizens, Livia Drusilla knew, so her Roman etiquette was attended by invisible hands whose bodies sometimes came into view when their assistance became indispensable.   The more familiar the help, the more likely servitude could acquire a personal name, especially as being of service became a … More Modern Slavery

Heroine

Heroine They check my last employer For health insurance, Then I sit among the indigent Becoming indignant. Bankers are shooting money Into veins of the nation [Colin Raff giphy above] That gushers bankroll Without checking the dice.   They hire those they evict To evict others.   The state owes me Because it owns me. … More Heroine

Carbon Capture

Carbon Capture   Carbon Engineering – Industrial-scale capture of CO2 from ambient air   Otherworldly, luminous Membranes shudder and streak through From another dimension.   Halos yellow into blue Horns apologists’ foreheads Bully kalashnikovs with. Those three magma, satellites Of voting rights, map dunes for Penile insertions of drones.    In the beehive, Haute Couture … More Carbon Capture

The Last Time I Saw Paris/Sous le Ciel de Paris

    The Last Time I Saw Paris/Sous le Ciel de Paris   Source of the Enlightenment that inspired The American Revolution, it took a long time And many beheadings by the guillotine, before Anyone embraced Voltaire’s Traité sur la tolerance. It was why our founding fathers feared having a state religion. This is not … More The Last Time I Saw Paris/Sous le Ciel de Paris