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Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Poem by Charles Frederickson; Graphic by Saknarin Chinayote

Jaded chessmen 64 uprooted squares
Opening gambit soiled groundless rules
Changed same reason as diapers
Emissions target practice passing gas

Barefoot critic-tac-toe naughts & crosses
Draughts not droughts flooding checkerboard
Grandmaster plan game set match
Spidery stratagem Camelot of humanure

Tunnel vision global worming Skeptics
Greenhouse of cards Jokers wild
Environmental case missing full deck
Media maniacal ex-spurts snake-eyes crapshoot

Objective El Nino king carbon capture
Sustainable La Nina Mother nature queen
Bio-bishops pairs of knights rooks
Overtaking isolated eco-pawn en passant

Untimely bomb keeps on ticking
Glacial meltdown taking last licks
Nuclear proliferation arms beyond control
Do-or-dioxide fossils fueling phobic at-most-fears

No Holds Bard Dr. Charles Frederickson & Saknarin Chinayote together comprise PoeArtry. Flutter Press has just published Charles’ new chapbook fanTHAIsies.