Category Poetry

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 […]

Will We Ever Heal?

~~~~~ I look around and life goes on, Though we face new requirements. Yet old problems, storms, pandemics And massive unrest; how will we fare? Would I walk through certain streets Under a half moon glow, with stars above? While still the night turns on the gears, The years of the cosmic clock, our destiny. […]


~~~~~ Second day, in weeks, away from home, With,, mostly, proper social distancing. Such distance feels antisocial, to some, These days, anything else is alarming, Especially if we are among the people Say wearing a mask attacks their freedom. Curve won’t flatten until we make a lull. To be too selfish to agree, more than […]

Neither Nor

~~~~~ To the poor, no is an answer. To the rich, no is a challenge.                               Alex Irvine                                             Anthropocene Rag Neither Nor It is neither just a game Of accurate perception, nor Will it hurt to call its name. Believe it is a positive for Engaging, focusing your heart. Though reason is the engine, […]

Apposite Opposites

~~~~~ What is the apposite of opposite? Which can sit beside it, apropos? Commends it, no other need stay Like near and far seem a near fit Their distance means it’s a no go Apposite opposites, night to day ~~~~~ VOTE, November 3, 2020! ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy […]

Why This Is

~~~~~ In any time and any place most will stay, but some must go. It doesn’t matter where or when, they feel the need to travel. And this is a need, and not a want, though it involves desire. You wonder why others wander, while those who do, must. And during their ramblings, they reinvent […]

  Other Mornings

~~~~~ Misty mornings where I walk Horsetails grow in profusion As to myself, out loud, I talk Seeking escape from confusion Primitive the plants which grow Primitive also this modern man With more misty dawns to know At least that is my current plan ~~~~~ VOTE, November 3, 2020! ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is […]

Casting Shadows

~~~~~ Are we but half ourselves as we wait for the sun to shine? Not for the warmth to bring life, but for the shadows cast. How can we be awake to watch our shadows stroll along, When they walk tall, lead our steps, when they walk after? As if they would linger, search for […]

Someone Like You

Recyclers will come by, Rearrange the atoms, axions, Electrons, gluons, ions To find some re-try-ons. Smile if you want; Won’t change facts none. Happens to exploded suns; Try it, if you have one. Be careful though How you arrange them. Confused, you may cause mayhem, When you hoped for a gem. You’ll wonder how You […]