A Poem









“The time has come,” the Trekker said,

“To talk of many things:

Of shoes – and ships – and sealing wax –

Of cabbages – and kings –

And why the sea is boiling hot – –

And whether pigs have wings – –

And how it’s time to stop the trek when – –

The vacation bell rings”



3 thoughts on “A Poem

  1. I saw the best trekkers of my generation
    starving with madness
    dragging themselves through
    the D street projects at dawn
    looking for a Whitey Bulger fix
    Who bared their skulls to Wyshak
    at the take out counter
    of a Joe and Memos blog

    with apologies to James Joyce
    and Allen Ginsberg

    in other news
    Former female agent sues FBI claiming sexual harassment, discrimination
    FBI agents were loafing on the job or not coming to work, lawsuit says

    Denver Post file Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey gestures while speaking during a press conference at the conclusion of a visit to the Denver FBI Field Office on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.
    BAugust 19, 2016 at 8:20 am
    Inappropriate sexual remarks became so commonplace within the FBI ranks of a special drug task force that male agents would often joke about how many zeroes would be on a lawsuit after particularly rancid remarks.

    Danielle Marks identified FBI Director James Comey as a defendant in the federal civil lawsuit filed Thursday on her behalf by Denver attorneys Charlotte Sweeney and Kaitlyn Wright.

    Marks is asking to be reinstated as an FBI agent, and seeking back pay, compensatory damages and attorneys fees in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Denver.

    Marks became a FBI agent in 2010 and worked as a drug and gang officer in Baltimore, where she received “successful,” and “excellent” marks. She transferred to Denver in 2013, where she joined the MGTF, which is made up of Denver and Aurora police officers and federal agents.

    Marks said she notified supervisors as early as September of 2013 that fellow male agents refused to assist her with surveillance on her case even though it was the only open case in the office, the lawsuit says. She named three agents who “behaved inappropriately and made repeated sexual comments around Ms. Marks and other female employees.”

    On 20 occasions, the agents failed to attend their surveillance shifts for her wiretap case. The only explanation she would receive is that they were “unavailable.” Agents would ask female agents to expose their breasts or allow them to perform sex acts on them, the lawsuit says.

    In fact, the only FBI agents on the task force who had active cases were Marks and two other female agents. The male agents explained they were working a case that had closed in 2013. The male agents failed to come to work on days they were scheduled to work, the lawsuit says.

    Although her supervisor assured Marks that he would speak with the three FBI agents about the harassment and failure to work with her, but the agents’ behavior only got worse. They often made derogatory remarks about female FBI agents, including that they shouldn’t be in the FBI. Once, a FBI agent on the unit said he hoped another female agent would quit and “stay home in the kitchen.”

    The agents would make lewd jokes about how one of the male agents was having an affair with a female prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s office.

  2. wa-llahi! Enjoy yourself. Rest. Come back restored, and, ready, to opine in verse. You may have discovered a new art form.

  3. Enjoy your time off, everyone. Despite all the ads for back to school, football, Halloween, and Christmas, summer ain’t over til it’s over!

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