29 Jul 2014


as in everyday the weight of the world is measured by the cumulative silence breaking away lifting off broken streets finding voice — e b bortz

31 Jan 2014

state of the union chemical poisoning

the pipelines & holding tanks are never empty poised to fill & dispense another lethal dose so depended on like an inrush of new capital to the fossil industrial complex breaking down a body’s natural resistance as the migrating waters move toward death don’t say the consequences are never perceived

08 Nov 2013

impatience leads

like there might not be an escape or a next and the politicians blow out one more fracking scheme and the regiment of schemers grows in the up-tick of the dow and even on a cloudless day the sun sneaks off before awakening and the bus riders step off in

30 Oct 2013

earth note 257

i’m ready to make the leap to the withering away of the state right now rules are made & broken by an unelected homo sapiens filter who consulted the others? what manifesto-bible gives a single untold story? dreams are wet in the rainforest from an out-of-body experience pelicans fish past

26 Oct 2013

there is no ‘two-party’ system

free advice from the annals of facebook users [actually i still view it as several factions of a one-party corporate clearinghouse each subset with a logo & smiley face but that’s beside the point] on the liberal dem side there will always be ‘lesser-evil’ ‘take what we can get’ ‘capitulation

23 Oct 2013

chasing hank snow all the way to brooklyn nova scotia

hearing john mellencamp  ask america what’s left of our soul like who do we want to impress  now the exxons of the world or the folks sinking & slipping off the side waking up to find the only thing real  is the inequity & when & where did the lady

30 Sep 2013

if there’s any possibility

that the nsa is reading my poetry blog i guess it behooves me to cloak every word in a new & obscure language & super subtlety that most mfa graduates would throw out as gospel poetry critics expound on highfalutin literary editors solicit snoopers erotically pour over in visors &

19 Sep 2013

i’m writing this for my own clarity

The cosmos has spoken. The ideological storm coming will transpose everything we thought of previously as ‘politics’.  There will be no vindication or rescue:  liberal, progressive, moderate, socialist, libertarian, tea partier, large or small d Democrat, large or small r Republican, independent this or that, revolutionary, 99%, a believer or

05 Aug 2011

Assad and Gaddafi: Joined at the Hip

One only needs to look at the popular indigenous democratic movements in Syria and Libya, the collective blood lost, the historical pain of anti-democratic repression, and the militarization of large segments of these respective governments, to see the “end game” objectives that Assad and Gaddafi share.  They simply want to

23 Jul 2010

No Fracking…No Way

Speech at Environmental Protection Agency Hearing on Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling, Canonsburg, PA, July 22, 2010