Starpoet by Lisa Jain Thompson
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The StarPoet Newsletter
XV:XXIX (20 July 2014 C.E.)
StarPoet Newsletter by Lisa Jain Thompson

Fairfax, VA, USA. The years seem to be speeding up.  Soon it will be 2016, then 2017 and we'll all be bitching about the new president we just elected.  God only knows what we'd do without a president.  The Religious right would probably try to establish a society run by preachers.  The Progressive left would probably set up something along the lines of a single party state with one of them at the top as beloved ruler.

We had better stick with presidents -- there's got to be a good one somewhere in the barrel.

Meanwhile, we are halfway through summer with August still ahead to torture Northern Virginity with even more extreme heat and humidity.

Water
Weighing heavier
Than the oxygen
In the sky
Soon falls to earth

Lisa Jain Thompson c. 2014 CE

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The StarPoet Newsletter
XV:XXVIII (13 July 2014 C.E.)
StarPoet Newsletter by Lisa Jain Thompson
Fairfax, VA, USA. We expect more of Summer than we do our presidents. Summer has a hit song, the president has a press secretary; Summer beats down relentlessly, the president clarifies his last statement — the summer may or may not be warmer or cooler than last year.

Fog, low clouds,
Birds still hunkering down,
Mama Cardinal out early
Demanding sunflowers
Before the squirrel arrives,
Dog waiting patiently
For the squirrel

Lisa Jain Thompson c. 2014 CE

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The StarPoet Newsletter
XV:XXVII (06 July 2014 C.E.)
StarPoet Newsletter by Lisa Jain Thompson

Fairfax, VA, USA. I went to the dentist, the dentist said Girl, how long has it beenToo long I guess, my dentist got sick. She photographed, she X-Rayed, she ran a calculator for hours; then she told what the bill was and I fainted dead away.  Getting old ain't for sissies or people on fixed incomes.

Anyway, the Fourth is over, the Hurricane has passed, and we sitting still in North Virginia breathing water vapor instead of air.

Summer has arrived.  Soon all the congress people will be going back home to tell their citizens what a great job Congress has done; the President will drop in on Hawaii, possibly Hyannis Port, telling anyone who will listen what a great president he is and every but him is at fault.  The world (remember them?) will stare blankly ahead as the shake their heads in dismay at our immaturity.

Rah, Rah, Sis Boom Bah!
We are number one,
We are number one,
Yes sir, yes siree,
We are everything
You thought we'd be.

Blue skies, white clouds,
Church steeple silhouette
Silver cross atop.

Lebanese Mediterranean
Kitty corner from the Methodists,
Kafta and Baba Gannouje,
Baklava for desert.

Sitting outside at Starbucks,
Coffee in hand,
Firemen at the other table
Out for lunch,
Out of fires,
Pizza and hot Italian,
Cheese Steak for the driver.

Early summer drifting,
Lazy Saturday afternoon
After a Tom Cruise movie.

Lisa Jain Thompson c. 2014 CE

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