Category Thoughts About Art & Culture

Who I am Today?

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I don’t know what I’ll write. And I don’t know who I’ll be. Will it be right for a bee? Words and sounds so heavy And so playful, depending… Words can play and words can dance. They plan. They sing and argue. At times, they wound. At times, […]

A Fragmented View

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Copper Tree ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ Oh, the dead, dying Eucalypti. Wrong, maybe, does it apply? Alive on one side, the other not. How can this be, I have thought. Dead branches reach for living. Live reach away, unforgiving. Each always struggles to survive Felled with axes, cut […]

Is It Too Late?

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Divide and Conquer ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ Another week of bad news With the greedy folks in charge, Telling us they did nothing Wrong. And for them, at least That is nothing but the truth. Because they don’t care About you or about me, although I have the […]

Never Went Away and 2021 Coda

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! You Talking to Me ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ It, it, the universal it Got up one morning And took a great big shit But shit’s designed To make things grow It had to happen Don’t you know And the world Grew and changed But the smell Never went […]

Carpe Hora

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ They know they are outnumbered ninety-nine to one. We, the larger number, say that nothing can be done. Is it something in the water, or perhaps in our food? Whatever it proves to be, it must be something good. Good for them, at least, but not for all […]

Wondering Why

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Looking at my art, trying to decide why views don’t become purchases, I realized something. I rarely include people in my art. I’ve known this, but it somehow became more starkly real. Frankly, I think the planet might be better off without us. I don’t know if this […]

Sans Us

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ In my art, you will almost never see people in either the city or country. “What about us? Save us; you must.” Our planet would be better sans us. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ Please, leave […]

Only Me

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ How many lives have already passed buried, burned, dumped into the sea? Will their bones or ashes even matter? Their flesh consumed, returned earth. Smoke from their cremation drifts up marking the sky in meaning, portent. Waste returned in rain feeds oceans. Yet does their bulk add to […]

The Living End

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Oh, to find my voice again though I never really lost it. In the grass, a wanton wind. A bridge; I never crossed it. Lost my vision in my mind though I could always see it. Certain that I’d gone blind. Had a dream, couldn’t be it. Ocean […]

Red Shifted

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Watching the news last night, noticed something, caused a fright. Stories full of depraved, depressing sights, ads for new medicines, so I will not die tonight Told who died, was shot, or another dastardly deed. Told I can’t breathe, my ticker’s bad, but they have what I need. […]