teasing the tamarisk filaments . . .

Image by Dariusz Sankowski from Pixabay

There once was a florid feather
a blustering nihilist bellwether
whatever befalls
met with catcalls
crackpot theorists come together.

There once was a dodgy contrarian
who butchered truth like carrion
no attempt to conceal
his chronic freewheel
de-platformed but still the clarion.

There once was a moment of respite
when clamor…

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Margie Willis

Margie Willis

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