December 19-25, 2011: Robert Laughlin and Michael D. Brown, PhD

week of December 19-25, 2011

Robert Laughlin and Michael D. Brown, PhD

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Robert Laughlin
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Robert Laughlin lives in Chico, California. He has published 100 short stories and 200 poems, and his website is at www.pw.org/content/robert_laughlin.

The following work is Copyright © 2011, and owned by Robert Laughlin and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.


before

Wall Street will be crashless
before
dentistry is painless

Servicing

First,
the diagnostic.
Her indicator flashes
LOW EGGS, LOW EGGS.
Good.
I buff her headlights;
a few minutes later,
I wipe the stick.

Team Spirit

Eleven Raiders fans stood in the ticket line, ahead of me.
Eleven Jolly Roger heads;
Eleven cutlasses and axes, smeared with blood;
Eleven 49ers helmets clutched in hand,
And inside each, a head they’d gotten from the wax museum at the Wharf.
I think that they were wax…



Michael D. Brown, PhD
MrMichaelDBrown@aol.com

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American, Professor of English at Nanjing Agriculture University, China. Award winning author of 16 books, numerous publishing credits, with 6 volumes of poetry: lectures Internationally, Provides literary reviews for University Journals. Recipient of the New York State Senator, John De Francisco award for poetry. Published in Ascent, The Christian Educator’s journal, The Black Scholar, Communicate, Salt Shaker, The Geronimo Review, and many others.

The following work is Copyright © 2011, and owned by Michael D. Brown, PhD and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

News

I will not lament NBC news,
Even though dinner
Is all but digested.
I admire the professional
Austere, half frown,
When Brian Williams
Speaks of the horror
Of humanity to humans:
Only seconds into
The next story, smiling,
Praising, the Good Samaritan
For balance, for the Evening News
Must consider the hour, the families
Gathered to share a meal,
Share their humanity.