Category Thoughts About Art & Culture

Who Calls the Tune?

~~~~~ Regardless how brilliant, how noble I believe my thought Scorning how gracious, how grand I envision my dreams Futility wraps them up, a cerement, as small minds  plot Hate, fear, want, and murder shape their selfish schemes I understand I can change the world, if just my little corner So I strive to add […]

Asked Too Soon

~~~~~ Tell me the story of the man who kissed the moon, the woman who holds up the sky. Unless, I have asked too soon, you think I might be high. Though I have spent little time in bars, I have spent far too much in cars. Still, I always knew I could not escape […]

Cheap Bead on a Necklace of Stars

~~~~~ When will we say enough is more than enough? Will it be before our world, we cry, “time out?” Might we be told, exit the stage, leave our stuff? Never convinced we saw what our play’s about? Where have we gone wrong in the deeps of time? Perhaps, a wrong person took a rock […]


~~~~~ My heart seeks answers to questions I do not know, know to ask or answer. Bemusing, I do not understand understanding. I cannot ponder, wonder which, I cannot conceive tenants of faith I do not believe. Existence, nonexistence, always, ever, always never. Everywhere, nowhere, Yet, always, always in the center. A pawn of fate, […]

Coping Strategy

~~~~~ We do what we can and we do what we must, time, but fickle storm, blows a random gust. Space, beyond our ken, in imagination sings. Each morning amazes us, new glory brings. While we grow madder, really quite insane, paltry scope of which our perceptions reign. Analyze what’s beyond, find  linier success. Most […]


~~~~~ I sing the tune without notes, life, air, water, love and hate. Urgent laughter, birds and boats, indrawn breath which all await. Star birth and truth glowing, shadows contrast, seeds scatter, wafting aloft; a river flowing, small feet, rain go pitter-patter. Glorious crescendo in minor key within, without,, all together. Alone, contained, a stormy […]

Will You?

~~~~~ Who will fill the holes, when all our youth is gone? Who will inhabit our homes, when we are all alone? Who will feed the soil, when flesh rots from bone? Who will seek forgiveness, when no one can atone? ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ […]