Plaid

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    I've always been partial to plaid.
    Can't really say why, just something
    about the various ways...
    the lines are crossed and colors often clash.

    And those that don't ...still define each other
    in checkered relationships that rely
    on a rigidly structured segregation
    (or should I say compartmentalization?),

    in which it's not often clear
    as to which color plays the dominant role...
    or for that matter which roles are dominant to begin with,
    like those are matters of opinion.

    Please don't ask why,
    and it might just be me,
    but there's something all-too-human...
    in plaid.
     
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    And your point is???????
     
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    ...not nearly so transparent as yours.
     
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    For What It's Worth

    From those who know the meaning of hard knocks --
    a blanket, some discarded styrofoam,
    the little things that make a house a home,
    an alley and a filthy cardboard box;
    to those who live instead the life of ease --
    the art collections and exotic cars,
    the vintage wines and finest of cigars,
    the villas on their sprawling properties;
    to those between the riches and the street --
    the worries and the stacks of unpaid bills,
    the cheaper transportation (hold the frills),
    the paychecks with the ends that rarely meet:

    despite what life has taught us all from birth,
    money's not the coinage of self worth.
     
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    writing vers libre is like playing tennis without a net.... Robert Frost
     
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    Plaid is when you have a fun time getting laid.
     
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    Vortext

    Over and under and spinning around,
    looking for anything nobody's found,
    forced to interpret their holiest scrolls
    (pondering meanings they haven't unwound),

    out to avoid all "the wages" and tolls
    dealt by The Lord to less fortunate souls
    cursed from the womb with inquiring minds
    doubtful of stories with so many holes,

    guzzling down the communionists' wines,
    crunching on flavorless crackers and rinds,
    smacking and slurping and falling in line,
    sucked up and into The Vortext Divine.
     
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    Yes, the guidance of strict form is a tough security blankie to grow out of...
     
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    Hunky Jesus

    Swimmer’s body “in the flesh”,
    all muscled-up and toned;
    scanty linen, April fresh,
    adorns the holy stones;
    fair-complected, honey-locked,
    a studded crown of thorns;
    Cultic Hero, fully-cocked
    and loaded, pious porn.
     
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    Okay, only one more tonight: a truly deep one...

    Twinkie

    Enriched wheat flour,
    niacin,
    a folic acid kiss;
    ferrous sulphate,
    thiamine,
    a riboflavin twist;

    syrup, sugar
    (fructose too),
    hydrogenated soy
    (so what, if only
    "partially"?),
    canola oily joy!

    Baking soda,
    sodium,
    the gum of cellulose;
    and whey before
    the leavenings,
    some starch to keep 'em close;

    a pinch of salt,
    then lecithin,
    some monoglycerides,
    then salt and salt
    and salt again
    the bland diglycerides;

    then pyrophosphate,
    calcium,
    some polysorbate too,
    a spritz of stearol
    lactylate;
    at last, we’re nearly through!

    To crown the spongy,
    golden treats
    and make them come alive,
    a splash of color:
    forty red
    and yellow number five.
     
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