~~~~~ Breath away sleep In the glimmering dawn Roosters crow Like clarion horns Some have been Long awake Secret lovers Their leave to take Mothers, fathers Children to shake Night terrors Long passed away Snagged and held On the sharp edges Of breaking day Powerless, forgotten As an egg’s yellow yolk Hidden in darkness Until […]

~~~~~ In the never was the always and the ever was. It was ever never always, and it always never was. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let me know what you think. See more of my creative offerings and opinions at: […]

~~~~~ I’d happily spend all of my days as nights, If I could only live all of my nights as days. What’s the problem someone random says? They are but labels; call them what you like. Trees, I believe, may well be dogs or birds. While dogs are railroads and birds flowers. Seconds could last […]

~~~~~ Give me now the cheerfulness and fearlessness of our youth, Back when we knew they were our lives, embodied our truth. Towels we used to make super hero capes with paper masks; Innocence our strength to conquer all our Sisyphithian tasks. Heroes all, though one day as Indians, the next day cowboys. Imagination’s fires […]

~~~~~ The end of an era, so-called. Not the end of all, perhaps. Unknown for now, until Some future now, connected; Contiguous, not, in theory, continuous. Then, is that us, gone? Merely an era in time, between, No relationship but time, flowing, A rolling stream, raging River, fed by tributaries or, one Embodied in rich […]

~~~~~ What do we tell ourselves Late at night, Moments from sleep? What do we hope for At first light? Sun’s return Births our new day. Do we live Our days asleep, Our nights awake? Questions I struggle to answer Huddled before, around Flickering blue fires, Our idols. We pray they guard us As they […]

~~~~~ Some tell me that we cannot understand time Which puzzles me because we live within it I never question time, and feel quite sublime Time, from time to time, keeps us feeling fit ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let me […]