December 11, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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I.B. Rad




Delusions of Grandeur



Due to a proclivity

for exploiting natural phenomena

we’ve bought into an illusion

of human dominion

over planet earth

that’s repeatedly denied

by hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, floods,…,

all devastating numerous communities,

all amplified by human activity,

highlighting something we’ve all but attained,

world wide calamity

by climate change.






No rhyme or reason



If an urban planner

proclaimed, “We’ll let anyone build

anything, anyway, anywhere, anytime

they please,

even if it’s solely for profit,

and the outcome

of that laissez-faire philosophy

will be a charming, livable,

genuinely sustainable city,”

you’d probably swear

he or she’s insane.

Yet that’s exactly how

unconditional proponents

of “free enterprise”

would have us build America.






I.B. Rad

I.B. Rad lives and plays in New York City. This somewhat controversial poet is widely published with much of his work available on the internet. His most recent book, “Dancing at the Abyss” was published by Scars Publications.”

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