September 5th, 2015

polychrome

Poem: "Berettaflies"

This poem is spillover from the July 21, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] ellenmillion, [personal profile] chanter_greenie, and [personal profile] stardreamer.  It has been sponsored by LJ user Ng_moonmoth. This poem belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

Warning: This poem contains things that some viewers may find creepy. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. Here there be bugs! Insanely overbuilt, supervillain-designed guardbugs that attack and sting people. So if you dislike bugs then you probably don't want to read this poem. There is also snark, canon-typical violence, references to another failtastic hit on a supervillain lab, people getting stung by the berettaflies, and other mayhem. If these are issues for you, consider your tastes and headspace before deciding whether to read onward.

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Poem: "Closing the Loops"

This poem is from the September 1, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] janetmiles and [personal profile] siliconshaman. It also fills the "urgent" square in my 8-31-15 card for the Tones Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the series An Army of One.

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Making a Difference in Domestic Violence

Meatheads Movers are making a difference by offering to help abuse survivors move to escape their abusers -- for free. While it's often impossible to prevent domestic violence, it is  possible to reach out and help the victims.  Concrete actions like this can determine whether or not someone manages to flee.  This is how men can work against the violent, rape-friendly culture of America today.  When you see something in the world that you despise, look for practical things you can do to thwart it.
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Dragonflies

Yesterday it rained.  Today the south lot was filled with dozens of giant, hand-sized dragonflies.  ZIP!  ZOOM!  ZOWIE!  I hypothesize that they were out hunting mosquitoes at dusk, or some other insect aroused by the recent rain.  Possibly they were looking for mates, though, as they reproduce in water.