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Tuesday, October 05, 2010


by Earl J. Wilcox

Political pollutants taint the air this time of year---
Worse than ragweed pollen, loblolly pines,

Queen Anne’s lace, grasses galore. Yard signs,
TV sound bytes, slick flyers, Internet yahooing,

Robodialing, stump meetings, word of mouth
Disease threatening our health more than Swine Flu.

Earl J. Wilcox writes about aging, baseball, literary icons, politics, and southern culture. His work appears in more than two dozen journals; he is a regular contributor to The New Verse News. More of Earl's poetry appears at his blog, Writing by Earl.