Map of Moments ~ Brent Harris

I’m troubled. Although unpublished on paper, I am a writer and struggling to write about the death of one of my best friends. I say one of my best friends because the other is her daughter, my wife. The fact that my friend was also my mother-in-law may be involved in my struggle, but I’m […]

Quitting Time,Too ~ Philip Brent

“War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength; Trumpery is Reality” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Every day you do something that is old Which is new, while you’ve done before It feels like doing what you’ve been told Makes you want to ask what all this is for Get your daily coffee, buy your groceries Do the […]

Preternatural Harbor ~ Philip Brent

“War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength; Trumpery is Reality” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We always fail at peace, fighting war to reach it Same with poverty, drugs, countries and people It is like battling the ocean to staunch the storm Think firing bullets at the sea, dumb as it sounds While all we do makes […]

Memento Mori ~ Brent Harris

“War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength; Trumpery is Reality” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I went inside a McDonalds today This something I almost never do I only wanted a cup of coffee, hey Confirmed something sad but true Could’ve been any fast-food joint Drive-through line long vs in short That was why I chose it, […]

View From Belfast ~ Brent Harris

“War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength; Trumpery is Reality” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Flames roar higher above my head No matter how I turn, I find dread Death’s face shadowed on the wall Yet not my time to answer the call Shrink myself small and still more Slip through the atoms in the floor […]

Final Frontier ~ Philip Brent

“War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength; Trumpery is Reality” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ He told me he owned many great books And wondered if that would be counted Certainly, it would total up to something Proving only conspicuous consumption Yet, our cosmos does not rely on proofs The meager, meaningless games we play Pretending that […]

Learning Curve ~ Philip Brent

“War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength; Trumpery is Reality” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Missing magic, miracles All vanished Nowhere to be found From vast spaces Gone Into unseen Miniscule interstices Between atoms Disappeared Despite clues Maps and legends Whispered rumors Whereabouts remained Unknown Quests were mounted Heroes came forth Solo adventurers Fellowships, too Robber’s trusts […]

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