“CANCER LIVES”

Lucky Venezuela

no cure there

not like Haiti
that will never
survive

it’s saviors


THE CANCER
lives
in Havana

a pal of FIDEL
who once said no
and was banished as ambassador
to the HELL of North Korea
then so emphatically declares
Castro is “GOD”
and
Cuba is “HEAVEN” 


friend

on the subject of friend

a bee sez

two sides to every subject

if you have a “friend” you don’t need an enemy

love your enemy

who can one trust?

actions speak louder than words

honesty – suspicion

friend is a verb

a true enemy let’s you know it

a true friend does not lie (the truth can hurt)

an enemy can be a friend

a friend can be an enemy

a friend can intend to be a friend

an enemy can pretend to be a “friend”

honesty is the answer

knowledge is power

be alert

offense – defense

what’s the difference

in the real world

there is a choice

love your neighbor

or

kill your neighbor

Beauty Before Age

Three stories
on June 3, 2010
NYT does a riff
on reality

ONE  Alicia Alonzo
on pages C1 and C2
New York in her youth
an etherial ballet star
evolves into
a Cuban cultural apparatchik

BEAUTY IS TRUTH
TRUTH BEAUTY

TWO  An athletic Italian prosecutor
pages C1 and C4
takes another crack
at rich American
art collectors
with facist bureaucratic finesse

BEAUTY IS TRUTH
TRUTH DUTY

THREE  on E7
from a Chelsea boutique
a publicity paeon
to fashionable beach attire
is this treatise on male muscular dressage

DUTY IS TRUTH
TRUTH DUTY

There
for now
truth seems
light
and free
without
ideology

BEAUTY IS YOUTH
YOUTH BEAUTY

Because They Can!

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE DAYS March 24, 2010 when the interesting news in the New York Times has a familiar theme. ON PAGE 1 IT’S CHINA VS. GOOGLE – Universal health care vs. its critics – Islamics in Somalia vs. cell phone voices. ON THE SPORTS PAGES, page B12 the focus is on the foul as a winning tactic in the last moments of play. ON PAGE D5 IN THE FOOD SECTION it’s about muscling in from Kansas to win the battle of selling superior beef by using total quality product control. AN EXPERT ON CHINA finds the Chinese problem inexplicable. WHAT IS NOT CONFUSING are the parts played by overconfidence, tactics and bribes or basic fairness. IN OTHER WORDS blunt force vs. fair play. Extreme ideology vs. cooperation. Short-term gains vs. long-term victory. IN A SIMILAR STORY on Associated Press concerns two sisters in Connecticut. One sister wins a $500,000 prize but refuses to share it with her dear sister because of a fight over $100 they had years before.

THE WORDS POWER PLAY COME TO MIND.