The Poetry of Homeland Security Threat Words

May 16, 2014 | Andy Cush

It’s long been known that the Department of Homeland Security scans everyone’s social media pages for words it deems potentially threatening — from “gas” to “subway” to “maritime domain awareness.” Now, here’s Poetry Threats, a Magnetic Poetry-style web app that lets you compose verse from those terms (just like this NSA haiku generator). Once you’re finished, you can submit your work to a communal board or post it to Facebook, so you can be sure DHS is reading. That’s my entry above.