The News

The News

Mind numbing prattle of the talking heads
two days behind the terrorists who fled
no other news compares.

We wait
as the authorities negotiate
in French
attempting to connect
the most important thing
remain politically correct.
The president now comes on the air
“In case of future acts
we should prepare,” he says.
Such sound advice, these words
hard to sound wise
so little time to think
no time to write a speech
he could have used one
these words so mundane.
What could be said
a time like this?
Not really all that much to talk about
it’s all been said
time and again
condemning terrorism
we condone world peace
the beauty pageant mantra.


About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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4 Responses to The News

  1. Subtle, relevant and cogent. Well done, Bruce!

  2. So glad you are back with your thoughtful comments. I finally found the correct box to check in WorkPress to get back my favorite thinkers. Where is John? I’m still missing his brilliance.

    • bldodson says:

      Ha! Great!
      John came back to me an hour ago so he is still with us. (See below)
      Snowing like hell here tonight.
      I asked for it.
      Bad idea!
      Bad idea!

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