Gnashing Teeth Publishing

| words that get in your teeth

In America by Hank Greenspan

in Peru there is

a desert of radio telescopes

receiving signals

from all the pacemakers

in America.

Heart rhythms

are gathered there.

Cardio gods

search tracings

in America.

They find

disordered pulses

crazy beats

broken rhythms

in America.

Code blue


“Clear!” say the gods

Send shock

to America

No shock,

we knew

said America

Bio: I am a playwright, poet, and psychologist at the University of Michigan. I have been writing op eds that predicted today since 2016. There was nothing “unimaginable.”

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