Starpoet by Lisa Jain Thompson
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The StarPoet Newsletter
XV:XXXV (31 August 2014 C.E.)
StarPoet Newsletter by Lisa Jain Thompson
Fairfax, VA, USA. August is gone and school is beginning, and while I still summer, I no longer attend classrooms for schooling. A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. Joan Rivers lies in a medically induced coma in a hospital bed in New York City. Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.

August darkens into September,
September stumbles into fall,
Sharon's Birthday, All Saints Eve,
Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Solstice
Before winter arrives to batter us.

Lisa Jain Thompson c. 2014 CE

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The StarPoet Newsletter
XV:XXXIV (24 August 2014 C.E.)
StarPoet Newsletter by Lisa Jain Thompson

Fairfax, VA, USA.  The Supreme Court of the United States  (SOTUS to those of us inside the beltway in Washington) placed a stay order on the Federal Appeals Court decision that a state ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.  If the SCOTUS had not done that, we would have done the Virginia legal paperwork last Thursday and documented our 12 year common law marriage.  As it is, we will have the paperwork done in Maryland next month some ti me. Should a SCOTUS ruling against its Federal Appeals Courts' determination that the ban is unconstitutional, Ferguson might seem a pleasant memory in the rear view mirror. But I do not think the SCOTUS will rule that a ban is constitution.  Justice Roberts does not want to be another Chief Justice who is best remembered for making a Dred Scott Decision. The time has come to make right what we have so long made wrong.  Let Freedom Ring.

The sun is up
The fog has lifted
Time passes slowly
Waiting for the updates
To install on my laptop

I breathe, I sigh
Write some poems
Watch some TV
Killing time
Until I reboot.

Lisa Jain Thompson c. 2014 CE

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The StarPoet Newsletter
XV:XXXIII (17 August 2014 C.E.)
StarPoet Newsletter by Lisa Jain Thompson

Fairfax, VA, USA.  A decision of reckless caution that won't do much more than put a check mark by his name. Washington Nationals are in first place by many games.  The summer continues to intersperse hot humid days with warm ones with less humidity and unseasonably cool nights that hinder the ripeness of tomatoes.  The poet does her stuff, scrupulously avoid the people across the Potomac the best she can.  Robin Williams dies in Tiburon, California. Lauren Bacall quickly follows in New York.  All 16 Hollywood icons mentioned in Madonna's 1990 pop song "Vogue" have now died.

Major General Harold Greene is killed in an attack in Afghanistan.  James Brady dies in Alexandria, Virginia , collateral damage in an assassination attempt.

So it goes.

Quarter moon, full moon, quarter moon, none
Orion in the morning, Orion in the evening
Orion high above
Round and round the earth revolves
Year after year the sun

Month by month the moon goes round
Quarter moon, full moon, quarter moon none
Bleeding bright light upon the ground
When all the world would be dark

Lisa Jain Thompson c. 2014 CE

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