Sunday, February 05, 2006

Now Normal

It is

now normal, the way that sea level

has been shaken upside down,

a perfect way for have-nots

to drown.

now normal, the way the deranged order you

to pull yourself up

while they whip you

with those proverbial bootstraps.

now normal, to out an operative,

and, two tired years later, when you are finally

indicted, to be referred to as noble

by the news.

now normal,

to prosecute blow jobs,

but not treason, this

age of absent reason.

now normal,

to look back on Nixon

with something bordering on nostalgia –

but not quite.

now normal, to pretend poor people

are better off in a dome

than a home, though it is

sort of scary – for you, not them.

now normal, to rebuild a Catholic church

by adding a fountain and some

marble flooring, forgetting

the pedophiles you’re supposedly abhorring.

It is now normal.

They don’t even need

to make this stuff up any more –

unless they want to wage official war.


Blogger Feeling Blue in a Red State said...

u know, u asked me for ahTML code like a week ago. I suck with HTML, but ask Oz (from d-land) . he is the last link on my blogs link

11:11 PM  
Blogger Feeling Blue in a Red State said...

yes it is brandon ... sorry ... i looked at my template and really could not discern wht u needed ....... by the way, the hate list was actually in the Orlando Sentinel....

11:18 PM  
Anonymous kate said...

Interesting blog and well written. We hear so little on the aftermath of Katrina now. You all on a long steep path to recovery I am afraid. I would like to think that adversity brings out the best in people but it doesnt seem to be that way here.


4:31 PM  
Blogger Haze Ablaze said...

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5:08 PM  
Blogger Haze Ablaze said...

I should emphasize that the vast majority of my fellow natives who have also returned have, by and large, demonstrated strength, perseverance and patience - but there are a lot of corrupt opportunists running amuck.
Thanks for the kudos.

[Psst: I erased my first reply because it contained a typo - and editors can't make typos. ;)]

5:12 PM  

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