Duane Koukol: ‘Five-Ten P.M.’
To the editor:
The football game on mute.
Sunday night, Pink Floyd, on KFMU radio.
You missed your war, of football announcers?
Patch in your own lyrics.
A first pat, on the left shoulder, not a hit, by a Forty-Niner!
A choreographed game of keep away.
And even without sound, improvised, not well rehearsed.
Unlike everything else, great game, by the way.
But, like fifteen minutes of Nine News.
Thirteen different political ads, with no sound, blessed.
How many times must you feel it run?
Not taking anything from you, Payton.
Five-Ten, how many more with you throw before your seasons are done?
On a Sunday night in October.
Payton, this one is for you.
Muted, yes, but not just another game!
A moment in silence, for the orange, “Omaha, white eighteen, on blue.”
Payton drops back, he has Thomas.
In the corner of the end zone.
Did he get both feet in?
The replay officials will have a look at this one?
They replay all touchdowns.
These silent words of praise, P.M., are truly meant for you.
Colorado treats marijuana taxes like ‘a piggy bank,’ but top lawmakers want to limit spending to two areas
The complaints from constituents and policy advocates are aimed at the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund, a depository for about half of the $272 million the state is expected to generate this fiscal year from marijuana-related taxes. The legislature has guidelines for how the money should be spent, but lawmakers can use it for just about anything they want. And in practice, they do, splitting the money among dozens of different programs, across more than a dozen state agencies.