Author Archives: thepensmight

Fall, Rain Fall

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Sitting through the storm, warm and dry as thunder falls, lightning. crashes. As rain and wind battle for dominance. Fall, rain fall, soak the earth. Stifle the fresh lightning strikes. A random fire bug, without pattern, motive. Chaos unbridled. Who knows lightning reaches. from the earth to the […]

If You Haven’t Guessed

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ We search through dark caves. Hold the hand of compassion, fear, religion, whether we bow before current deities, ancient gods of war, power, and greed. No matter how softly we speak, truth will be beauty, wrapped in moldering flesh. The specter at our feast, if you haven’t guessed. […]

Seeking Always to Return

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Dancing here, watching you dancing there, another step. Similar to mine, sometimes, counterpointed, turned away. I reach out, offering my steps to you, hoping you will try. Will we walk in tandem then together or walk another way? I do not, cannot know, though I yearn to shelter […]

We All Pretend

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ All the ways we seek to comprehend large and small stories our lives send. The greater whole, though we pretend we know where it began and will end. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment Unite the World ~~~~~ Please, leave a […]

A Country Alone

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ The organ’s sonorous voice carries the mourners from the church out into a rain of tears flooding a bright, sunny day. fuzzing sight, and calling the past present. Too much food; some of it strange that we’ll never eat. Fueled by memory, sharing. potluck casseroles, alcohol, we will […]

Reaching Home

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ This is how it always is, though no way close to what you or I think, have decided it must be. Yet, what you believe may become your vision. Perhaps, for a time, you will convince me it’s mine. I would not persuade you to follow what I […]

As I Fall Behind

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ In the light of the sunset, I saw the eyes of truth. Though they showed the debt I accrued in youth. They left me smiling, just the same. In the glory of the dawn, I heard the voice of all creation, saw the raptor and the fawn. I […]

A Different Day

~~~~~ In this instant generation is it ever just now? If each moment an anticipated future, how? Recording all our lives for future delectation Can existence contain any new expectation? Will it ever be right now, this moment, day? Can we live now while deciding what to say? It is said, our history is written […]


~~~~~ Sitting on a bench by the library, listening to a man in an electric wheelchair Talking on the phone, much louder than he needs to, as if everyone in the city wants to hear him. I think the only one he’s listening to is himself. Though he responds to someone, a woman on the […]

Last Note ~ Toddler’s Song

~~~~~ Girl, 3, shoots, kills sister, 4, in NW Harris County, Houston TX–3/12/2023 One more bullet shot from one more gun. You are sure this must be all; the last one. Yet, once more death and once more pain. We watch it splatter another stupid stain. One more child becomes unable to reply. Is there […]