Author Archives: thepensmight

Lots of Babies

People Over Politics, Country Over Capitulation, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Election day had come at last. I was certain that I was ready To find it long past. Steady on, my wee brain cried, have you checked the color of the skies? All year long it’s felt like day Is really night. Hate pandemic, And […]

The Spaces Between

People Over Politics, Country Over Capitulation, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Shall we talk then, shall we sing, discuss Rachmaninoff, analyze Proust, remembrance of future things? Will you tell me no one knows what tomorrow brings? As musicians fingers fly, over strings, along the keys; quickly, quickly, come listen. Not only notes, words, intonation, intention, momentary […]

Bully’s Lament

People Over Politics, Country Over Capitulation, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ This is an older piece but seemed somehow appropriate. Generosity of spirit flies, fills the world. Each giving to the extent of their ability. Each receiving to the level of their need. Not a social utopia, humanity’s maturity. May we be allowed to mature, can […]

Night Watch

People Over Politics, Country Over Capitulation, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Written 11/3/2020 late afternoon Hear our voices embrace all with our hope and love, After Terra firma long vanished, no horizon in sight, Rich with a cautious joy and in a rising expectation. Transport us upon sweet votes repeated many times. A win over hate […]

Day for Night

People Over Politics, Country Over Capitulation, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Written 11/3/2020 1:00 am Election day is here at last And I know I’m truly ready To see it past at last. Steady On, my brain cries, Have You checked the color of The skies? All year long, It’s felt like day is really Night. […]

Given Permission?

People Over Politics, Country Over Capitulation, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ When being given permission to hate Brings out more hate than we thought, Imagined possible, how do we reconcile? When we not only believe we harbor No hate, but also fear that we’re wrong. Not that we’re wrong about our ideals, But that we are […]

We Will Bequeath

People Over Politics, Country Over Capitulation, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ When, one day, we become but voices, Remembered but by voices from the past, We’ll have moved onward and outward. Might we then finally understand at last? Must we waft through the sky, as a cloud, Stand silently like trees, recording days, In seasons’ silent, […]

Your Turn or Mine

People Over Politics, Country Over Capitulation, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ To watch the leaves floating down. Something I remember from youth. In the Midwest and the East, where Season change in ways you notice. Unlike the subtle thinning of veils Between this one and the next one. Ultimately comes to the same end. Like the […]

Song and Sorrow

People Over Politics, Country Over Capitulation, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ My story is one of song and sorrow That’s been told long years before. Should it then be shared tomorrow? Our many futures as others kissing, Use my lips, caress with my hands? I’m the newly born, shocked awake In the cold, sterile light of […]

Far Away

People Over Politics, Country Over Capitulation, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Does it bother you That arachnids have eight legs? Or that snakes have none? I am sure they must have come From a planet far away. ~~~~ VOTE, November 3, 2020! Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ See […]