Dreamy Tonsils

isolated, aimless,         layed near alien smilers
normal     amends made   noises sold
my roadless toenails tread dream salt
antlers leary, lids onsite

anytime     lends old   rails to lone stares
anymore     loads stale tendrils    on disaster tides

i mislearn elation as sated moans
i misread sanity as a modest tramline
a sermon in entrails and snarled talons
mistold in idle, silent yodels

— a ‘beau présent’ (beautiful in-law) – created using only the letters found in a person’s name. for this one, i used a name that is an anagram of the poem’s title.
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What is Poetry?

Last week, I tasked my middle school students with some exquisite corpse poetry (where students build their poem together, one line at a time (while only able to see the prior line)). One student started a piece with just the word “poetry” – and I think this pretty much sums up my relationship with poetry and writing and setting and committing to a routine and all sorts of et cetera:

Poetry
I don’t know
But I do care quite a lot
It was my favorite show
until last week
because last week I stabbed my toe
and my toe still hurts now
why can’t I skip school
Stop being such a baby
or else I’ll spank you
very hard
like a rock.

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Reason #10: America

the hate you
proudly own
is a guarantee
you invented,
fortified in stone
for 
average people and their life.

as 
deniers  y/ou
don’t need to puzzle for answers
simply 
deny?

an AR-15 is a 
classic example of America except all the things that
make us free and brave.

— all words sampled from “10 Reasons To Own An AR-15.” on the NRA’s website “America’s 1st Freedom,” published 1 July 2016, but found on their home page on 16 February 2018, and which, in today’s entry said this of an AR-15 – “it’s the musket of today.” personally, i’m glad to have no further use for the NRA’s website. thanks for reading…
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Reason #9: Shooting

Shooting - the fastest growing reason why the 'cool factor' of men with zero experience might harbor some fear of a quick soft-recoil, just the way they want it.

— all words sampled from “10 Reasons To Own An AR-15.” on the NRA’s website “America’s 1st Freedom,” published 1 July 2016, but found on their home page on 16 February 2018.
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Reason #8: Disaster

Disaster - I'm an impending doomsday a critical sometimes think I don't see any survival I might just be perfect.

— all words sampled from “10 Reasons To Own An AR-15.” on the NRA’s website “America’s 1st Freedom,” published 1 July 2016, but found on their home page on 16 February 2018. The unerased reason 8 suggests having maybe two AR-15s for “disasters.”

 

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Reason #7: Facts

pet hundreds of people in the fastest growing shoot right now

— all words sampled from “10 Reasons To Own An AR-15.” on the NRA’s website “America’s 1st Freedom,” published 1 July 2016, but found on their home page on 16 February 2018.
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Reason #6: use

all-around control, enough to put the hurt on  you on hand in the ill

— all words sampled from “10 Reasons To Own An AR-15.” on the NRA’s website “America’s 1st Freedom,” published 1 July 2016, but found on their home page on 16 February 2018.
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