‘An acute and worsening crisis’

Wikipedia Poem, No. 961

Overcrowded, squalid conditions are more widespread at migrant centers along the southern border than initially revealed, the Department of Homeland Security’s independent watchdog said Tuesday. Its report describes standing-room-only cells, children without showers and hot meals, and detainees clamoring desperately for release.
A page from the Office of Inspector General report.

and even up to be released
notes to those outside

several immediate risks
patrol clothes to escape

religious gestures medicated
cells of force if necessary

and offered no response

detainees observe health-rough standards
additional dietary specifics necessary

these restrictions wet-wiped if necessary
adults after 72 hours overcrowd their hungry cells

bologna sandwich incidents and that one facility
bathetic detainees scarved in constipated detainees

and offered no response

clogging countless alien adults
of the observable time bomb

moreover medical attention mothers gestures teams
facilities raised months as if from their own cells

during only force if necessary
maintainees clothed by their cells

and offered no response

windows shout prepare managers
at multiple facilities clothes were released

notes to their cells senior management told us
they arrived without cells constipated of detainment

at some point detainees wet-wiped religious providence
required their cells detained in this diet detainees

observed detainees for a time
was prepared to escape

while security prepared toilets with mylar detainees
who had vitals moved from our visits

notes to their cells
during immedical clogging
because force is necessary
addition unable to be religious
providence gestures bangs
wears risk to their time bomb
moreover crowded bathos
sandwiches some facilities
raise notes to their cells

and offered no response

detainees escape
their time bomb
wet-wiped notes
to providence
their time bomb
and that over-
prepared force

offer no response

Source: United States. Dept. of Homeland Security. Office of The Inspector General. By Jennifer L. Costello. 2019. Archived by the New York Times. Web. 3 July 2019.

if yr / then yr / u won’t

Wikipedia Poem, No. 905

on monday
night agreed in principle
to scorch $1.3 trillion at the blasted
march, according to

verge at the blasted march

verge, according to two
congressional aides it is a figure
far lower
than vampiric

negotiators on monday night
exacted in principle providing
$1.3 trillion for
interloper verges

succor far lower
than vampiric
$5.7 trillion
to the blasted march

Indefinite Traumatic Past

Wikipedia Poem, No. 684

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joined indefinite floodplain

indefinite homeowner
indefinite homeless person
indefinite political junky
indefinite colonial invader
indefinite disabled adulterer

full-stop
he claims

indefinite migrant
indefinite straight
indefinite pirate
indefinite poet
indefinite fugitive
indefinite soldier-bound
indefinite fugitive
indefinite strategist
indefinite mass murderer
indefinite sailor
indefinite traumatic past
indefinite war hero-bound
indefinite mass

joined father
joined brain

indefinite traumatic past
indefinite punk lash

joined father thief
joined brain indefinite fugitive

any old adulterer
full-stop he claims indefinite war hero

joined father thief military leader
joined brain indefinite fugitive claim

indefinite old quitclaim

In Defense of Dreams

Wikipedia Poem, No. 589

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“What’s funny is you think I can stop praying. / That you think I take existence — blown dandelion / across a philtrum — lightly, as irresponsible / birdsong.” Marcus Wicker

before he begins phasing out its program that     shields young
undocument before he begins phasing congress to the obama-era 
protection  calling it an end to the era that shields young 
undocument before      he       begins phasing out its protection            
calling it an         “amnesty-first     approach” and urging          it an 
“amnesty-first approach” and urging         it an “amnesty-first approach”       
and urging       its end    the era      shield our young       
undocumented immigrants from deportations in six           months ailing it 
an end to pass a replacement before          he      begins phasing out its 
protections in six   months 

young adults brought to remain without fear of           the country and 
gives them the united states     illegally e   five-year-old policy allows     
them          to work legally  the   800,000 young adults brought   to them 
removal from the country and gives the country and gives the country and 
gives the          country and gives them         to work legally e five-year-olds 
policy allows them to work legally e five-year-old policy allows them       
the country and gives the united         states illegally old policy allows 
them to the united states illegally as children who qualify for them to 
remain without fear of       immediate r

americans usurping down        wages anti-activists       
arguing their jobs and pushing that those in their       jobs and pushing   
that the country illegally are lawbreakers who hurt native-born americans 
by usurping the change at the aggrieved language of anti- 
activists  arguing that the country illegally are     lawbreakers who 
announced the country illegally are lawbreakers who hurt native-born 
americans by           usurping         the     country       illegally are         
lawbreakers who      hurt native-born americans by usurping that       their 
jobs and pushing           our-change at those       in change at those in 
our       country

Wizards Fall

Wikipedia Poem, No. 501

parenthetically
a mean kind of english
wreccan driven out
outcast elend misery
reflecting one’s genetic survival
instinct outcast misery miserly

development of meaning
a sorry state in vile dallag erman
the old english drive
driven out punished person
exiled and remarkable
a strong sense of the vile

drive them out who strive for natural gifts
our vile reflection senses its spirit lift

Wikipedia Poem, No. 394

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“for some / to live well is easy / a flea leaps and is unshocked by its flight” Kaveh Akbar

    down and 
       country 
      the country 
   withstanding hand-wringing 
       that so long as the country
         withstanding then social welfare 
      as hand-wring that so long 
as the american plains 
          notwithstanding 
   ring 
hands that so long 
encounter withstanding the country 
with these immigrants never materialized
      largely intact during puerperium
that so long 
as 
      some feared or hoped for
or 
predicted a wave of 
      mass 
deportation of 
mass deportations of mass 
       deportations 
       of mass deportations 
of mass deportations 
     of mass deportations 
of 
mass deportations of 
     mass

Wikipedia Poem, No. 366

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“that / Strange and not unwonderful feeling, I have experienced this, this light, these trees, these birds, heard the very / Words you are saying, before, or, it all clicks into place and I know what you are about to say: ‘Please / Stop picking your nose'” James Schuyler

   munity of sabers
      a dot along a 
     busy drug-smuggling 
       out-way 
     he said they’re 
      pushing 
corridors 
          into southern arizona the remote community 
of sabers a dot along a 
   busy drug-smuggling out-way
he said 
  they’re 
          punishing 
corridors 
in a southern army soldier asked one 
    meridian rich weekend afternoon

     label 
it a militia and 
   scoff at them armed patrolling 
   the notion of others 
label 
      it 
a 
      militia and scoff at the notion 
  others label it 
      a militia 
and 
    scoff 
        at the housing 
   the housing the meridian rich  
construction but others rattle sabers on his hips
         the housing 
then sudden united startle

  led by 
its leash those were his dog 
        a 
   pitbull 
   named rocko 
by its 
  leash those 
    were his 
         dog a pitbull named 
    rocko by 
          its leash those 
   were his 
portable radio 
   had 
         intercepted 
      a 
40-caliber pistol and 
    and 
     scrambled communications his two 
       weapons his portable 
radio had 
intercepted he 
held a 
40-caliber 
pistol in hand and 
          and 
          and and and and and