Category Love

Anyway

~~~~~ Still he says and still he says He is not the one, Not the one they want, Not the one they need. In one place He believes this. Other places, he knows, Knows he’s lying If only to himself. When she says and when she says You cannot mean me. I’m nothing special But, […]

After Thought

~~~~~ He shined his shoes, then ironed his shirt Hung up his jacket and trousers with care He decided, after thought, it couldn’t hurt To look his best when he was no longer here ~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ VOTE, November 3, 2020! ~~~~~ Peace is […]

Prufrock’s Lament

~~~~~ With the current news in the world, both economic and political, the pandemic, aggression, bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia, it seemed time to revisit Prufrock, with thanks to T.S. Eliot for his original brilliance. War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength; Trumpery is Reality ~~~~~ Variations on a theme by T.S. Eliot. Let […]

Never Desert Dessert

Frozen gold, Sweet and wonderful, Held in your steady hand. Quick licks to keep it smooth; Napkin and paper cone securing it. You considered having two scoops;   Now you are glad that you chose one .     D \   Though the electric yellow of lemon / D RI  \ And the rich darkness of chocolate […]

Might Be Meaningless

~~~~~ When I’m talking to my Philodendrons I often wonder what they might hear. The sound itself might be meaningless, If my thoughts of hope and love are clear ~~~~~ VOTE, November 3, 2020! ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings and […]

Unexpected

~~~~~ When you meet, expect it to happen this way. Though I’ve never been sure what this way is. Never expected it, know it happened anyway. Happened years ago; it’s changed since then. It’s likely happened many times, don’t know Why I did, my state of mind, where or when. Still, I am sure, I […]

Where We Stood

~~~~~ Would I be willing to show you the shabby shelter Which I keep hidden deep inside my head? It’s not much except a place I can hide When the world weeps and cries, Full of our false and futile sound and fury. People standing on their doorsteps Screaming obscenities at anyone, Everyone who does […]

Turning Over, No Ignition

~~~~~ I’ll start out, just string words together, to see what might come out. Out of my mouth, out of my mind, out of time, out at home plate on a controversial call. Don’t stall, get busy. In a tizzy. Write something, anything at all dig deep and don’t stop digging until you find something […]

No Escape

~~~~~ The Most Addictive Drug What is, do you think, the most addictive drug? If I suggest possibilities, you may nod or shrug. It is neither heroine nor is it prevalent nicotine; It’s something that makes us act more obscene. What, you say? You believe it is crack cocaine? By comparison to this, we could […]

No Escape

~~~~~ Majestic and soaring a green willow grows. Gracefully, its branches sway and drape. Cut down late or in its prime, no life flows; No matter our time, place, we can’t escape. ~~~~~ VOTE, November 3, 2020! ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ See more of my […]