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Michael Gregory: This is your mind as green slime mold

mingling molecules and attitudes
sinews and desires platitudes and functions
nervous circuits and circadian rhythms pure crap
and masterful conceptions

August 8, 2021 · 2 Comments

Michael Gregory: Two Songs (audio and text)

I went to the drugstore and I looked inside
Saw my good gal had upped and died
Hung my head down and I cried
Don’t want no more war

July 4, 2021 · 3 Comments

Michael Gregory: Battleship America

Most Americans, like most people in the world for the past hundred years, have lived with the threat of war hanging over them, or have been in actual combat. For … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · 6 Comments

Michael Gregory: Two More Maryvale Kids

Two more Maryvale kids dead of leukemia. In Tucson they’re trying to suck the TCE down to “acceptable” levels. In Kingman it’s poison gas plants. In the San Pedro, nitrates … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

Michael Gregory: Dust

After they came down the dust was everywhere   eyes ears and mouths inside and outside   pulverized matter through every opening   afflicting exposed tissue —sometimes mechanically:   blocking … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · 4 Comments

Michael Gregory: A Walk on Wet Ground

            The memory of my country spoils my walk.                                                             Thoreau   A wet morning. Gray. A little too warm for frost. Grackle and raven having their say. Some time … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · 3 Comments

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