This Isn’t Any Kind Of Life

THIS ISN’T ANY KIND OF LIFE

by D.S. Jones

This isn’t any kind of life

watching films made in the nineties, dreaming of girls born in

the eighties,

working with kids born in 2000

How the hell do you

tell a kid from 2000 about tapes,

about days before America Online,

before Iraq,

or cellphones?

How do you explain

love and hate

or Aids?

You can’t.

Just like our parents couldn’t tell us about Vietnam or theirs

about Germans and Japs,

drawing from the bottle

curled up next to the tube

watching John Wayne

movies in the dark

Or generations past

in caves painted with primitive beauty

lost in visions of the stars

choking on the mystic smoke of their forgotten past

Poems by D.S. Jones are available to read in Painting Lines On The Highway To Hell. Available now exclusively for Kindle. 

We’ve Danced All Night in the Ashes of Our Love

by D.S. Jones

We’ve danced all night in the ashes of our love

The only stains on the new mattress are from my coffee in the mornings or her wine before I get home 

The only electricity running through these sheets come from the phone cords I weaved through open holes in the box spring

The lightening strikes on hurried trips to the front room

Your head on the pillow slipping off the couch 

My head up my own ass in the garage

My hands on a wrench instead of your hips

Both of us looking down as we enter the room

Looking away at every car passing the street

Is that him in there?

Is that her?

The clouds hang grey and angry above

Asking …. in a bright light of recognition, bright enough to cut across the dullest day ….

Will it rain or will the wind finally blow this all away?

Poems by D.S. Jones are available to read in Painting Lines On The Highway To Hell. Available now exclusively for Kindle. 

President Donald Trump Wants To Kill YOU!!!

January 20: First US Case Reported.

January 30: Trump on Coronavirus, “We have it very well under control, and I think it’s going to have a very good ending. So that I can assure you!”

February 2: Trump on Coronavirus, “Well, we pretty much shut it down coming in from China, but we did shut it down!”

February 10: On Fox News Trump says without evidence that the coronavirus “dies with the hotter weather… You know, a lot of people think that goes away in April with the heat.”

February 24: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA.”

February 25: Trump falsely claims “You may ask about the coronavirus, which is very well under control in our country. We have very few people with it, and the people that have it are … getting better. They’re ALL getting better!”

February 26: Trump wrongly says the coronavirus “is a flu” and that “whatever happens, we’re totally prepared.”

February 26: Trump baselessly predicts the number of US cases is “going very substantially down” to “close to zero”

February 26: Trump wrongly says the flu death rate is “much higher” than Dr. Sanjay Gupta said. Coronavirus has 10X death rate compared to flu. If 60K die from flu then 600K will die from Coronavirus!

February 27: Trump baselessly said, “It’s going to disappear. One day — it’s like a miracle — it will disappear.”

February 28: Trump said at a rally, Coronavirus is “the new Democratic Hoax.”

March 2: Trump falsely claims “nobody knew of the number of US flu deaths”.

March 2: Trump says a vaccine is coming “relatively soon”. Only Trump did not bother to mention that CDC had told him earlier that day that a vaccine was a year to a year and a half away.

March 4: Trump said he believes people infected with the novel coronavirus may get better “by sitting around and even going to work.”

March 5: Trump wrongly claims the virus only hit the US “three weeks ago”. Trump was informed of a confirmed case on January 21(6 weeks prior).

March 5: World Health Organization (WHO), based on data collected around the world, stated the global mortality rate for coronavirus at 3.4%. Trump says: “I think the 3.4 % is really a false number, this is just my ‘Hunch’!”

March 6: As the number of cases and deaths in Italy rises, Trump says “I hear the numbers getting much better in Italy.”

March 6: Trump tells cameras, “Anybody who wants a test can get one.” VP Pence said the day prior that Americans could not get tested simply because they wanted to get tested. “You may not get a test unless a doctor or public health official prescribes a test.”

March 6: Trump muses that “maybe the coronavirus improved US jobs numbers.”

March 6: “I like the numbers being where they are. I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship,” Trump said of passengers on the Grand Princess cruise ship.

March 7: Trump said that doctors he’s come across as the administration tries to get a handle on the outbreak have been surprised about how much he knows about COVID-19. “Maybe I have a natural ability,” he said. “Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”

March 11: Trump’s Address from Oval Office wrongly states Insurance companies will pay for patients Coronavirus treatment. Next day Insurance Coalition corrected Trump and said they will pay ONLY for Co-payments, NOT treatment.

March 13: Trump declares National Emergency. “As you know Europe was just designated as the hot spot right now, and we closed that border a while ago so that was lucky or through talent or through luck… call it whatever you want.” The travel ban had not even been implemented, scheduled to start that night.

March 13: Asked why his Admin previously disbanded the national pandemic office which would have significantly prepared the United States, “When you say me, I didn’t do it. We have a group of people… You say we did that, but I don’t know anything about it.” This, after Trump’s presser from Feb. 26 where it was previously brought up and discussed with Trump.

March 13: Backpedaling about whether or not he should get tested and self-isolate for Coronavirus after being in direct contact with those carrying the virus, “I asked them that same question, and they said, ‘You don’t have any symptoms whatsoever.’” You don’t have to be showing symptoms to already have the Coronavirus.

March 13: Trump interacted with several top administration officials and business leaders during the address, shaking hands and patting them.

March 13: Asked by a reporter about the federal failures to test for Coronavirus, Trump answered, “No I don’t take responsibility for that at all.” This, after he exclaimed on March 6 that tests were ready and everyone who wanted a test would be able to get a test.

This is not original work from D.S. Jones. These are facts and quotes of President Donald Trump regarding COVID-19 that we’re gathered and posted by an anonymous source to the Yahoo Internet News comment section.

AND THEN THERE IS THIS ….

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