A Raymond Story told in 420 characters and 9-lines. (I’m thinking to see if I can tell a slew of them in “my” peculiar genre.)

I never told

when my hand-me-down panties w/ the frayed elastic fell down

& I walked out of them, chin up, never missing a step;

while behind me, Converse AllStars, penny loafers,& white bucks

scuffed them along the packed halls of Salem Classical.

But then it was slips & petticoats

Mum mostly insisted upon for my sisters & me,

for a reason we knew had something to do with modesty, being good,

& boys; so I never told.

PATTY

(Toward the end of the 50’s as I went through K-8 Horace Mann Training School into Salem Classical and High School, these would have been on the hi fi back in our den where I was supposedly practicing cello.)

 

 

Buffle-headed by current events since inauguration day? Consider the Bufflehead Duck. (a 420 character 9-line poem)

 

Ideas that spark w/ wisdom are tough to concoct

& put into practice since 1/20.

But I’m not giving up because I think of ideas the way I think of Buffleheads,

those bouyant, tiny, large-headed, striking, black-&-white ducks

that winter-shelter in a nearby pond.

Underwater half the time.

I need to use patience & care as I scan. VOILA!!

I spot one doing that abrupt-vanish-resurface move & I snap w/ recognition:

IDEAS!

PATTY

 

“Anyone who denies over a century’s worth of established science & basic facts is unqualified to be the administrator of the EPA…the Senate needs to stand up to Scott Pruitt & his dangerous views.” (Sen. Schatz) (420 character-9-liner on Pruitt’s lies)

LIE:

“I think that measuring, with precision, human activity on the climate

is something very challenging to do

& there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact.”

No, Scott Pruitt, it is EASY to measure & there is OVERWHELMING agreement.

Carbon Dioxide is the PRIMARY greenhouse gas contributing to climate change.

Earth’s temp has risen 2.0 degrees (F) since the late 19th century.

Your statement is a LIE.

PATTY

 

 

 

TITLE: “Anyone who denies over a century’s worth of established science and basic facts is unqualified to be the administrator of the EPA. Now more than ever, the Senate needs to stand up to Scott Pruitt and his dangerous views.” (Sen. Schatz Climate Action Task Force co-chair) ¬†Scott Pruitt’s “don’t know yet” claims are dangerous to the future of the Earth