Category Thoughts About Art & Culture

Relish Gladness

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ The smell seemed so familiar, so evocative. Watched Pacific’s waves crash upon shore. Far from the clifftop, worried it might give. Still, that odor tickled my nostrils as before. Yet imagine my surprise, “What?” you ask. When I realized what tantalized. My mask. Watched Pacific’s […]

Much Small Life

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Tree shadows dappling the trail before me call to mind other times and other walks in the woods. I stand dwarfed beneath an elder Redwood, ancient beyond my reckoning. Nearly impossible to imagine or comprehend all this tree knows. Standing until it falls and even […]

Something Wondrous

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ In the early morning hours once again. Tired enough to be in bed, not to sleep. I can smile, say it is all good, pretend, Admit the world’s a mess; it will keep. When a day slips away and night rules, Watch eyelid-movies; my mind […]

What’s for Dinner?

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Although I do not believe that I am brilliant, Sometimes my words and thoughts are good. My opinion; I may be no smarter than an ant. Since, in time, I will most likely be their food. ~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is […]

Turn and Repeat

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I turn my head and scurry past The maskless people that I meet. I know it does no good till long past. Still, when I pass them, I hurry and repeat. ~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite […]

All the Colors

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ May the New Year Bring us a Safer, Happier, Healthier, and Kinder World And Thank You for Bringing Me into Your Lives. ~~~~~ Started on 12/31/20 I think of all the flowers I may not know And all the trees I cannot correctly name. I […]

Hidden Not Gone

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ May the New Year Bring us a Safer, Happier, Healthier, and Kinder World And Thank You for Bringing Me into Your Lives. ~~~~~ Could it be I finally understand, even with my limited perception, that I am but briefly in the band, no matter my […]

Our Lexicon

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ May the New Year Bring us a Safer, Happier, Healthier, and Kinder World And Thank You for Bringing Me into Your Lives. ~~~~~ Experimenting with a form called Trenta-Sei Do we really understand a single thing Beyond our own tiny slice of the world? Judging […]

Still Today

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ May the New Year Bring us a Safer, Happier, Healthier, and Kinder World And Thank You for Bringing Me into Your Lives. ~~~~~ Still today I plan and dream. Long years Past, forgotten, Perhaps forgiven, Rent, riven, Rendered mute. Memory shifts, Slips, loose pebbles, Hold […]

Phantoms

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I’m trying to remember how the rain felt, once, jumping into puddles, when I played younger. Fat drops from the sky. Drops I made in reply. I don’t recall fear then. Yet, I am afraid lately. Did similar phantoms fill my days, my sleep? Do […]