Category Thoughts About Art & Culture

My Head Might Explode

People Over Politics, Country Over Capitulation, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ What convoluted scenes we nightly create, Within our dreams our world  contemplate. When we can learn how, cogitate this fluidly, We should then, finally, comprehend reality. Yet our mind clearly contains what we need. It has done its utmost to propagate this seed. We, dullards, […]

The Face You Choose

~~~~~ I’m thinking of the man with a thousand faces. Seeing a woman with the thousand-year smile. They are gone now without any clues or traces. They are lost forever; that is more than a while. Something or someone shows up and replaces. They’ll control the future, don’t touch the dial. You’re the choir, sopranos, […]

Human! Human!

~~~~~ Human! Human! spurning right Will you vanish in the night? When mortal weapon, hand or spree Shall end thee for eternity. Not so distant wait the flies To watch the fire leave your eyes. On what fell wings do they descend Your flesh and sinew then to rend? And you molder and depart As […]

All

~~~~~ All poems are poems for children, Whatever we think they’re about. Children all are born to be poets, Dream alive a mother’s heartbeat. Until they’re lost to ones, naughts. Percussive, staccato rhythms that Write verse about shoulds, oughts, Starve us with the feckless bounty, Our personal flickering blue idols. We, who write, write poems […]

Despite the Cost

~~~~~ What is it follows? Can it be found? It follows you around. Sometimes in front, sometimes behind. Opens doors, slams doors in your face. Sneaks in cheek by jowl, cuts no slack, a burdened back. Into darkness, into light. Never into or out of sight. Dogs your steps, manacles your joints. Points of pain, […]

Breathing Deeply

On the Wing ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ We gather wings unto our being Flex, unfold our spirit, lift and fly Alighting quickly, timid, cautious Breathing deeply, expanding Our soul, to dive into the void Unknown, yet anticipated, expected Glory in flight alone, unaware Sailing higher, until we look down Nothingness greets our eyes, vision […]

Willing to Want

~~~~~ While I wait, I watch and I wonder, Periodic people passing by I ponder. Makes me mull missing motivation, As I await an answer with anticipation. My path pursued sans my past passion. Where would it, in weakness, wander? Am I in anyway able to grasp it again? Troublesome times transpire truthfully Mindful many […]

DICHOTOMY PROJECT

~~~~~ Found Verbiage Free Verse Exploring what haiku, poems and stories can be garnered from the headlines, sub-heads and captions (the bold-faced type) in my local daily newspaper, I began to wonder what this says about our existence at this moment in time. Like snapshots, capturing images, emotions, our greater story expressed in our headlines. […]

Mute, Moot

~~~~~ This computer which consumed my life Nibbled away in small bits, large bytes. It jabbed, twisted as it stuck in the knife; If only Ben Franklin never flew the kite. A world away, you read what I’ve written. This strange interface provides translation. The powers that be would rather we fit in; Beware, they […]

You’re Not

~~~~~ No longer will we require any high-school senior To recognize the words sagacious or prevaricator. I do not think that’s wise, to say I do, I’d be a liar, As the dumber we become, the lower we’ll aspire. The only smart things we’ll own are phones, cars And really, both are more intelligent than […]