Monthly Archives: January 2018

On Vulnerability

Strong our hands in our labors Strong our backs in our lifting our arms Strong Steady our hearts in their beating Steady our minds in our thinking our voices Steady Fragile our spirits in their loving Fearful our selves in … Continue reading

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On Silence

In silence the spirit finds what gods may be the universe’s masters unmoved by words piled on words in Babels Be silent if you’d discern what sages learned the one you seek is not in the thunder`clap or lightning`flash but … Continue reading

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On Faith

It seems faith’s fallen on hard times demythologized by reasonable intelligence It’s said It’s left to the poets to define truth seek the heavens in wild`flowers and eternity in sand We pray to One who remains unseen our prayer`books of … Continue reading

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Psalm for a Narcissist

The Straw`Man says he is a genius tho he plays the fool He insists his folly is but fake`news The Wise`Man says he tells truths tho his words are lies He calls his versions alternative`hist’ry The Strong`Man asks for the … Continue reading

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Tesseract

Comes a time we look for a hole in existence’s wall thru which to crawl by which to enter the passage`way to an eternity On a horizon a blinking light in our mid`night to navigate toward marking a portal tesseract … Continue reading

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Come Cricket Sing

The yellow dog lying still at my feet wishes he were a man then he would have beef not a bone    tho in another hour he’ll still be gnawing when my steak is gone his bone his blessing appetite … Continue reading

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Game of Life

Like a hand in a game of Hearts we organize our worlds first the clubs then diamonds then spades and finally the string of hearts It is merely but a matter of colors & shapes the first one is obvious … Continue reading

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On Fear of Others

We can hear it in their voices see it in their faces the black pupils of their eyes What is fear but the thought My life is in danger a panic`posture under siege It’s the hand formed into fist arms … Continue reading

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A Morality`Tail

The Mice in the Kitchen concocted a plot for how to get the Cheese First thing they had to do was trick the Cat who guarded the Asiago How’s this the mice said What say we steal his Tuna`Fish as … Continue reading

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World`Views

When we look at the world objectively all we’ll see are its troubles    poverty    prosperity    disparity When we look at the world subjectively all we’ll feel are its miseries    injustice    indulgence    inequity When we … Continue reading

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Apophthegm

My friend the cynic insists the fruit of kindness is always abuse by those kindly done suspicion his art but I say love’s love’s own wage as hate makes us into beasts kindness makes graceful As we sow we also … Continue reading

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Learning Words

Words have history We learn them in a context frozen within our memory of simple times by some tale or tune Words hold mystery We speak them in a context like seed scattered in fertile earth within a garden growing … Continue reading

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