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Friday, July 09, 2021


by Art Goodtimes

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More than the spark
of the 4th’s faux bombardments
it’s the dark
with its slow burn
of thousands of nuclear fires
that makes me appreciate
the exploding population of stars
that we imitate
That all nature mimics
This space-time desire
to expand beyond all limits
That colors our lives
vermillion and gold
and speeds our demise
as a billionaire species

Art Goodtimes was an Earth First! poetry editor before getting elected to five terms as a Green county commissioner in Southwestern Colorado, where U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Rifle) now represents the Third Congressional district in Congress. Art is co-director of Talking Gourds, a local and regional poetry program under the non-profit aegis of the Telluride Institute.