Each month Ancient Eagle Press offers a poem appropriate to the season or the mood of our editorial staff.   Poems may be new or drawn from existing AEP editions.

                                        Pandemic Polemic

COVID polemic is almost endemic
The virus surrounds us and still it confounds us
Deny it or buy it we all just decry it
And gripe about Fauci like COVID’s an ouchie.

We moan about masks and the onerous tasks
Like keeping our distance, at doctors’ insistence.
Our old predilections are like sweet confections
We won’t set aside till the last man has died.

Of course, there are folks who think it’s a hoax,
Who think shots will flay their unique DNA,
Who won’t wear those masks, no matter who asks,
Cause the land of the free means it’s you against me.

A good education has built our great nation
Now prospects are sinking as critical thinking
Has gone out of style from the weight of a pile
Of poop that we see on the Net and TV.

But be of good cheer, hope’s not gone, it’s still here
The pendulum swings, a cleansing it brings.
The anti-vax crowd won’t be cheering so loud
When they win it, my Lord: The Darwin Award.

LA /2022

January 2022

Well, that was fun!  Good riddance, 2021!  In the future, when you're taking that cup of kindness for -- as my homie Rabbie Burns (he of Alloway, Scotland) would say -- "auld lang syne", kindly do not include 2021.  Moses himself couldn't come up with the panoply of plagues that marked 2021.   Just to add insult to injury, the year wrapped up by torching entire towns in Colorado then trying to hide the evidence by bringing on a blizzard.  But what's done can't be fixed by carping, so lets look forward.  2022 is ahead of us, with all the potential for a happy and productive year.  Vaccines and pills might make it possible to open up society and gather normally again.  The only thing standing in our way is ... us.  Herewith, the January Poem of the Month.

Poem of the Month

Where Old Fliers Come to Roost


  December 2021 -- Shadows

  November 2021 -- The Conceit of Immortality

  Nov 2019-Oct 2021 --  On Break

  October 2019 -- Deck of Lies

  September 2019 - In the Surgery

  August 2019 - The Cousins

  July 2019 -- Chilly

  June 2019 -- The Queen of Malvern

  April-May 2019 -- India/Bhutan

  March 2019 -- Swatting Gnats

  February 2019 -- To My Valentines, Past and Future

  January 2019 -- I'll Never Say Goodbye

  December 2018 --  Grandpa

  November 2018 -- Meditation

  October 2018 -- Benediction

  September 2018 -- Passages

  August 2018 -- Feeding the Beast

  July 2018 - One Can Have Knowledge...

  June 2018 -- The Unsinkable Molly Drown

  May 2018 -- Advice to my Grandson

  April 2018 -- Awaiting Idunn

  March 2018 -- Flight

  February 2018 -- Lakesong

  January 2018 -- Schrödinger's Cat

  December 2017 -- Daybreak

  October 2017 -- Night Watch

  September 2017 -- The Princess

  August 2017 - Pelham

  July 2017 --  Siena

  June 2017 -- Loyal, Straight, and True

  May 2017 --  A Thousand Flowers

  April 2017 -- Oboe Rap

  March 2017 - March Madness

  February 2017 -- The Cost of Doing Business

  January 2017 -- Reflection at a Winter Window

  December 2016 -- The Creation

  November 2016 -- Hemolymph Moon

  October 2016 -- Vortex

  September 2016 -- Do You?

  August 2016 -- Sailing
  July 2016 --  Mulberries
  June 2016 -- Off Tucker Point
  May 2016 -- Unforgettable
  April 2016 -- At Night She Cries

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