Category Thoughts About Art & Culture

Rain Has Foretold

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Evan found hope in a bin in an ally. He would show you if you let him, though you object to all he implies, recoil at his rough, ragged bedlam. Honest with holy peace of children, he wanders up and down the street, tries to […]

Serious as Death

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Words piling upon words upon words, Like cumulus clouds growing  to storm. Our first storm has already been heard. If we weathered it, sounded the alarm. While we watched neighbor or friend? Rage and riot, serious as death, attend. Like cumulus clouds grow into storm. […]

All Together

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I have shown you wonders beyond imagination, revealed to you the smallest parts of my being. I find you within me, yet; you do not understand languages too, of creation too gross and too subtle to speak to you. I will guide a minor poet’s […]

In Weeping Fields

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ This will not be our last day, our last night Fraught with the madness that fills our land. Belief will help, but not by itself alone. How will we fly with shackled limbs, Wrapped in the symbolic cloth of flags. Banners used to hide what […]

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 […]