Poetry

Getting to the Promised Land

Getting to the Promised Land

  3 April 1968 “I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. ” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We’ll take the tired and weak, And we’ll help them get strong; They’ll sing their foreign song, And we will […]

By January 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Slow Motion

Slow Motion

I mistrust moving objects And the elastic habit of Time in those micromoments of fear and Impending death And my own Velocity – always hesitant Pushed back by thirty years of One voice and the pressure waves Of No Take your pick of reasons But I want you to know The swirling cascade of all […]

By January 10, 2015 5 Comments Read More →
Across the Street from the Christmas Tree

Across the Street from the Christmas Tree

      The rain came down for days. The river flooded the entire park. All that was summer and fun, Went mucked under water with mud. We watched a mobile home float, Away with a half open blue cooler, A dumpster, canoes, coffee tins, A Big Wheel, and broken styrofoam. Yet, just days before […]

By December 22, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
They Hear Nothing

They Hear Nothing

“For that fine madness still he did retain, Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.” ~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631) Talking Seriously “they hear nothing” They hear nothing Eyes wider shut An homage made A mysterious end Now evil enters Return to stage Know thy words Nano particles filter in Cinders sting the eyes Blinding in their […]

A Veteran Reflects

A Veteran Reflects

  www.firearmstalk.com When the call to arms swept over the land, We stepped forth to lend a hand. Through training that lasted a grueling while, We learned to go the extra mile. We sought to do our very best, And pass each and every test. We served while others stood aside, We fought on though […]

By November 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Witch

Witch

  I woke to the smell of sage. She was holding the air. She danced above the flowers and defied gravity. I grabbed one of Saturn’s rings, In order to give her a gift worthy, Of a soaring witch capturing the ozone. She lifts trees out of the earth, And plants them on the moon. […]

By October 23, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
We Lost Someone We Love This Week

We Lost Someone We Love This Week

…I never wanted to write these words down for you With the pages of phrases of all the things we’ll never do… – ‘Say Hello 2 Heaven’ Temple of the Dog Here was grief All along Latent beneath the unturned pages of A story that concluded too quickly When none of us knew the ending […]

By October 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Sleep-Injured

Sleep-Injured

We are whipped out of Wispy mist, pretending we have Substance We are floating through the Transience Pretending we have a home We are weighed down by the Absence of certainty Making facts out of conviction We are desert Pretending our hearts are Oases We are dreamers of Epics pretending We are awake 22 March […]

By October 2, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
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