On Election Day morning, Bill Pruitt offers “Abating the Wave Machine”

On Election Day morning, Bill Pruitt offers “Abating the Wave Machine”

Voters lined up outside Carmen Clark Lodge in Brighton Town Park, Westfall Road, 5:57 a.m. [Photo: David Kramer, 11/03/20] See On election eve, Bill Pruitt offers “The Strange Motion of October” and John Roche offers “Que Sera, Sera”

 

Abating the Wave Machine

 

It’ s a wave machine

it’s stirred up a lot of ignorance

anger, hatred even,

 

we need to turn it off

and we can, just have to reach in

and remove that one power train

 

it’s tricky there are so many of us

at the controls, it requires

an integrated movement

Empire State College, Westfall Road. 6:03 a.m. [Photo: David Kramer, 11/03/20]

like a tornado, say,

that and a cleanup crew

to work through our lifetimes

 

to put back

what was destroyed

in four years

Bill Pruitt, 11/03/20

Empire State College, Westfall Road. 6:03 a.m. [Photo: David Kramer, 11/03/20] See At Empire State College, I voted for “?”

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On election eve, Bill Pruitt offers “The Strange Motion of October 2020” and John Roche offers “Que Sera, Sera”

About The Author

dkramer3@naz.edu

Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, and the CITY.  My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.

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