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Monday, July 16, 2012


by David Feela

                    (I am the poet, and I approve this poem)

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Political Wimbledon continues all fall,
posturing that lands like lobs and aces,
slams, double faults, the candidates’ faces
served up with the finesse of a tennis ball.

Campaign ads back to back, unfair attacks,
no discourse -- just what the networks do best --
while we sprawl on our couches and digest
all the snacks we have swallowed as facts.

David Feela writes a monthly column for The Four Corners Free Press and for The Durango Telegraph. A poetry chapbook, Thought Experiments, won the Southwest Poet Series. His first full length poetry book, The Home Atlas appeared in 2009. His new book of essays, How Delicate These Arches  , released through Raven's Eye Press, has been chosen as a finalist for the Colorado Book Award.