Category Thoughts About Art & Culture

By Any Other Name

~~~~~ Would miracles be or seem, by any other name, so grand? Miraculous, magical, names for what we don’t understand. Magic, for some speaks evil, dark powers we cannot define. Miracles, equally mysterious, argued as proof of the divine. Minds shut so tightly, some refuse to heed any dissertation; Faith in their own unknown eschews […]

Ours to Choose

~~~~~ Mentioned rarely in polite conversation, I follow you around. Rarely will you see or hear me because I never make a sound. Unknown the land that I will one day lead you, an adventure. Oft times I’ll snatch you unprepared, long before you’re sure. Still, whether slow or sudden, I always choose the correct […]

Anyway

~~~~~ Still he says and still he says He is not the one, Not the one they want, Not the one they need. In one place He believes this. Other places, he knows, Knows he’s lying If only to himself. When she says and when she says You cannot mean me. I’m nothing special But, […]

Prufrock’s Lament

~~~~~ With the current news in the world, both economic and political, the pandemic, aggression, bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia, it seemed time to revisit Prufrock, with thanks to T.S. Eliot for his original brilliance. War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength; Trumpery is Reality ~~~~~ Variations on a theme by T.S. Eliot. Let […]

We Must Take This Time

~~~~~ We must take this time and the lesson of our current government as everything we should not do to help people of all backgrounds, races, religions or none, all genders, sexual orientations and any other difference or to advance democracy. The administration of President Trump has been a chilling wakeup call. His base and […]

Mirror, Mirror

~~~~~ We  know less is more and more is less. Great description of our current  mess. How much will you fight for, sacrifice, Will you overlook corruption and vice? Do you know where you are, why and When, who you want to be by the end? If you accept even one mass shooting Carrying even […]

Never Desert Dessert

Frozen gold, Sweet and wonderful, Held in your steady hand. Quick licks to keep it smooth; Napkin and paper cone securing it. You considered having two scoops;   Now you are glad that you chose one .     D \   Though the electric yellow of lemon / D RI  \ And the rich darkness of chocolate […]

Turning Over, No Ignition

~~~~~ I’ll start out, just string words together, to see what might come out. Out of my mouth, out of my mind, out of time, out at home plate on a controversial call. Don’t stall, get busy. In a tizzy. Write something, anything at all dig deep and don’t stop digging until you find something […]

No Escape

~~~~~ The Most Addictive Drug What is, do you think, the most addictive drug? If I suggest possibilities, you may nod or shrug. It is neither heroine nor is it prevalent nicotine; It’s something that makes us act more obscene. What, you say? You believe it is crack cocaine? By comparison to this, we could […]

Casting Shadows

~~~~~ Are we but half ourselves as we wait for the sun to shine? Not for the warmth to bring life, but for the shadows cast. How can we be awake to watch our shadows stroll along, When they walk tall, lead our steps, when they walk after? As if they would linger, search for […]