Author Archives: thepensmight

Two Cats

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Two Cats ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ I saw two cats sleeping out in a field. One was black and the other ginger. Their only comfort seemed each other. Feral, no doubt; it made me feel sad. The best I could do, take their picture. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, […]

Between the Atoms

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Every grain of sand that pings the glass. Every blood-drop shed may be your last. Every breath shared has history and time. Every step taken and each hill you climb. Parts of you sustained grass, filled the air and grew flowers, trees, leaves, animals. Despite what comprises you, […]

Simply Say

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Another month has wandered off. I’m wondering which way it went. I hope wherever it landed was soft if it knows how my time was spent. The seventh month of another year gets ready to make its swift escape. I wonder if next month I must fear. Might […]

Littering the Landscape

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ What will we do when we are gone? Will we regret our actions afterward, as our spirits watch the many squirrels? Will any being we leave behind mourn? Will they scent the winds, noticing our smell, food we left behind is vanished? Continue as they always have, consume […]

Never Understanding; It Will Not

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ So many people believe themselves the weavers of our tapestry or that it was woven for them alone. One way they are right; their actions creating the warp and the weft, life’s visage. They are also wrong. This tapestry’s design existed longer than they’ve been alive or could […]

Avoidance Theory

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Pins and needles can be good Unless it’s upon them you sit. I’d say, if you could or would You should attempt to avoid it. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let […]

As Every Parent

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ What have I to offer youthat no one has ever thought?The truth we know, says nothingand means less than zero.Each new day brings fresh vision,as all babies’ first cries echoevery sunrise we have known.Yet they speak a language both love and death understand. Hope tells us to hold […]

Lunenberg,Nova Scotia,

When I Reach Home

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ How might I discover the way back? Do I look for signs, follow the river? I know in time, I will cross the river. Without a boatman or spectral figure. I think I will not be dressed in black it’s the absence of color and vision. I’ve seen […]

A Roosevelt Elk faces the setting sun.

Staggering On in the Time of Covid

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I feel like the pandemic and its aftermath have knocked the stuffing out of me, especially my creativity. Yet, I know my reaction, my response is controlled by me. Doesn’t that make it sound simple? Not only have I rarely darkened my studio door, but I also feel […]

Let Us Speak

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Please, can speak in present tense to discuss what we say matter to us. What is this? Do you even know? A lack of lifeguards, unvaccinated swimmers who congregate outside? Is it cops being killed, that’s terrible, or random murders of black people. White supremacy may rule you […]