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On Faith & Fear

Faith is a skin into which a person slips tanned by the suns of a thousand sunrises    while ten`thousand shadows tortured by moons slip over those who opt for a skin of Fear “I’ve tried to seal it in, … Continue reading

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On Dying

The fear of the thing the unknown flat`earth`edge where sailors tumble into the abyss We still set dragons on our charts where darkness denies insight leviathans play us A priest or any poet will know better a poem’s last line … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Thirty`Nine

By the fire`light the fisherman confessed that at his friend’s deathbed his mind was already on fishing the tug on the line of his rod the song of a reel singing a rooster’s crow Love’s attention is so difficult to … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Twelve

Along the road walked a police`man hand`cuffs on his belt next to his holstered glock in the eyes of travelers he cut a wide swath all looked down But for the child who smiling at him gained a smile in … Continue reading

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On Mind`Sets

Where fear lives the door is locked the windows barred the lights are out the gun in`hand Every stranger is eyed as a threat even when neighbor no end to caution where fear lives But grace lives amid abundance the … Continue reading

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Making`Change

Those who hold all the power of the status`quo abhor change their truth is a lie Those who hate hide behind their white`sheets of advantage lest liberty be free Change is a remedy to all injustice the work of those … Continue reading

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Love Eclipsed

Just sitting here awaiting the eclipse as America considers raising its eyes to the sun to see the moon pass in front of the light to reveal the dark Isn’t it ironic how blind we already are to the shadows … Continue reading

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A Healthy Fear

I love the sea yet do not venture` out on it but in a boat Something is dangerous there about its depths and I was not born with any gills We’re friends the open`sea & I in weather fair or … Continue reading

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The Day After

As I await the dawn knowing it must bring with it a brand new day the rain washes the road running past the house causes car tires to sing carries yesterday away In the day’s first light the night shadows … Continue reading

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On Election Day

We retreat now to our native caves to await the judgment our single solitary ballot added to the vast sea of the national will Now we retreat Across a fence the neighbor pulls` down window shades so as not to … Continue reading

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On Voting the Dream

Now when politicians grasp at threads opponents’ proud mantles to unravel Tell half`truths half`truths to uncover opponents’ base characters to reveal Now when electorates no longer think follow fools fools themselves to show Devour platitudes in place of policies while … Continue reading

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On Beauty

Some have taken beauty to hand turned it into shame all for the sake of fear that standing in its light their ugliness appear and unmasked they find themselves revulsions shown “The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.” ~ … Continue reading

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