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Andrew Bambrick

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Pandora's Jar The signal given. Midterm hostilities commence. Plagues flutter and descend, Rising from the open Pandora's jar. Civility is the first to leave. Envy, spite and revenge follow. Each plague coated with The smell of singed hair and mud, Burned and thrown by Self-made political celebrities Thoroughly blinded by...
Salt Lick Pleasures The salt lick is a deer's pleasure. With head bobbing in mindless repetition They continue until satiety. Opioid heads bobbing in mindless repetition Continue without satiety. Narcan shots give brief resurrection. Their sudden blue-sky optimism, hasty promises and cobbled dreams Adhere to "vital lies"...
Blood Bath Within the coming months an avalanche of "pick me" Political ads will fill the digital world. Parties and candidates will equate passion with truth. In heated debates reason will become disengaged. Protesters with clenched fist, raised still arm, Unbowed head and strident pace...
"Buy Me" ads activate our susceptible genes. Happy talk merchants are anxious To furnish us with products Designed to break the chains Of our discomfort and pain. From the research lab to our front door Relief with Mercury speed guaranteed. Pain-free faces happy and content Dominate the...
"D" Day Cycle More prolific than dust bunnies Under the bed. Items once memory filled Now face ejection. Parting with them inevitable. Final touching and farewells Necessary for a ritual release. Curb pickup boxes await their final transport. Losses shortly lived. New items destined to become Moments of nostalgia. Another decluttering...
Leaf Peepers Time Once the luminescent leaves appear on trees The leaf peepers are smitten. Pint-sized knee huggers squeal with joy. Their tiny feet trudge through the newest layers of leaves. Traffic slows to a crawl in towns and on rural roads. Gawkers witness nature's...
Poverty's Family Web Hopes and dreams languish Poverty's sticky web holds members in place. Impermanence and unpredictability Define their movements. Limited by stretched family dyamics And precarious economic opportunities, Downward mobility is An ever-present danger. Loyalty bonds taut Make breakouts very difficult. Escapees feel exhiliration And pangs of guilt for those...
The Selfie Mist The selfie is a universal icon. Its presence is felt everywhere But remains only digital mist. We are both the subject and object of our attention. There is a voyeuristic joy of looking at oneself And transmitting one's image to persons known and...
Cloud Musings The cloud, internet's invisible twin, Became humankind's ever-expanding memory locker. Heralded as a communication panacea. Accolades quickly followed: instant connectivity, Colossal business opportunities, a pathway to Utopia with reach. When the cloud darkened, Hackers with their skeleton keys Made web users their potential prey. Voyeurism was transformed...
Closure Universally sought after Arduous to achieve. Grief's heavy air envelops the survivors. Morning time elastic The absent member relationship Continuous on within us. Broken sleep Time slippage Sluggish movements Pain and sorrow need to congeal. The urge to snuff out the flickering process Is a temptation to be resisted True closure's...