Category politics

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 […]

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 […]

Not One Little Bit

~~~~~ Is life less or more difficult than we make it? Do our choices control how our days will go? Some say they know; but I think they fake it. Each life may be better, worse than we know. No matter, I guarantee, it keeps us on our toes. When it feels like all we […]

Only Time Knows

~~~~~ So sing, dance, cry, yell and scream until you are fully awake. Only time knows what that will mean ~~~~~ People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings at: Philip Brent Harris Fine Art, […]

Out of Our Depth

~~~~~ What we know and what we think we know are often diametrically opposed, poles apart. Doesn’t matter if we are moving fast or slow. Whether near our journey’s end, at the start. Life now flashes by us in fifteen second clips, or flickering interludes fraught with emotion. As true connection through our fingers slips; […]