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David Huddle: Collusion

Ignorant high school bully that he is,
our fake President tweets out a nickname
for anyone who thwarts or critiques him–
those who care about decency or ethics
or just basic intelligence.

July 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

David Huddle: The Watermelon Sutras

In the act of eating watermelon no one
ever pulled a trigger, spoke harshly
to a child, swatted a butterfly out
of the sky, or told a lie for money.

July 4, 2019 · 2 Comments

David Huddle: She and My Granddad

Granddad–at war with Grandmama all
my life but drawn to women, always polite–
would have said, Yes ma’am, can’t nobody run her.

May 21, 2019 · 1 Comment

David Huddle: America Gave Us

Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Louis Armstrong Abraham Lincoln, Barrack Obama, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keefe, Frank Loyd Wright, George Gershwin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan. . They would have achieved greatness anyway, … Continue reading

April 25, 2019 · 4 Comments

David Huddle: My Presidents

The nation formerly known as the United States of America has revealed its new name –– Trumpiana Unum Aeternitas.           —Fox News, June 22, 2022 . Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, … Continue reading

April 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

David Huddle: Box of Rocks

Exactly what kind of rocks are in that box our buffoon of a leader is allegedly dumber than, because certain mineral  deposits–say those that contain fossils  of prehistoric forms of … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

David Huddle: Is Nothing Sacred?

The bunny that dashed across our street just before dawn this morning–a fast moving rabbit shadow that crackled with holiness for two blinks of my eyes. In Bruce Springsteen’s “Growing … Continue reading

January 22, 2019 · 1 Comment

David Huddle: Composition as Ethical Inquiry

A man who has faith, intelligence, and cultivation will show that in his work. –Walker Evans I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always … Continue reading

November 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

David Huddle: Sex Sentence

I opine most women feel vaguely erotic almost all the time whereas men sporadically feel specifically erotic when stimulated by certain visual phenomena knowingly or unknowingly created out of the … Continue reading

September 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

David Huddle: Animal Videos as Last-Resort Religious Practice of the Ruined Nation

When politics became so deceitful and hateful that even the idiot president himself could see the country collapsing into chaos, we citizens . found the old comforts–food, music, booze, drugs, … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · 3 Comments

David Huddle: Even Then I knew

for Lisa Fay Coutley Our mother was often desperate because of my brothers and me—once she threw the dish drainer at Charles, slapped the back of Bill’s head so that … Continue reading

August 11, 2018 · 5 Comments

David Huddle: Proof That An Old-Testament God Exists

The one we chose to lead us made it clear hating was his best talent, his second best was bullying, he could love only himself, his measure of others was … Continue reading

July 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

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