POEM AT POETZ: The "Siege" poem is now part of a special section at Poetz called "Will the Real Ronald Reagan Please Drop Dead." Yes, it's controversial. Yes, it's a mean spirited. But not nearly as mean spirited as seven years of silence while thousands died. There are some great essays and overviews of Reagan's presidency as well, and a cartoon that pretty much sums it up. I've gotten additional comments about the poem, but I have no regrets about writing it or sharing it. I've spent a lot of years not being political...but we live in a different world now and it's time to get serious. Thanks again to the brave and wonderful Jackie Sheeler for reprinting "Siege" at her wonderful online site.