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At Last

Come, admit we’ve made our world absurd We but scurrying ants guarding our anthills Playing make-believe, as kings of our castles Not worthy to be jesters, only play the fools I will happily tell you that I’ve got your nose You have cut off your nose to spite your face My taunt is only used […]

Olduvai Gorge and the Origin of Human Ecological Dominance

Earth Day – 2015: Took a while to post, but here it is Tired, cranky, cold and standing much too long Other people, let in early, will sit in front of me At a talk about the rise of human eco-dominance Eco equals ecological, also equals now economy Those that’s got gets, learned at my […]

A Better View

I often wonder, how did we get into this mess I mean, we did not choose to grow our brain Who decides to confront predators, such stress Sharp fang and claw, able to cause acute pain Where else in the universe, would you suppose Evolution played this little joke, what survived Not really a joke […]

Worlds Enough and Time

Everywhere I look, stories of our current condition and perilous plight greet my eyes. Economic collapse, massive unemployment, infrastructure degradation, environmental destruction and the not so gradual collapse of life as we know it. On every front we have war and rumors of war, terrorists foreign and domestic, religious jihad, political statement, killer cops, cop […]

Children’s Duty

How lovely a bouquet of yellow daffodils In a clear glass vase, their stems cut short Die the sooner, their life and beauty stills Though death comes to all life, no resort From the far field we hear a loud report Death stalks the killing fields, watches all Knowing the lives of children, he’ll abort […]

Outside Straight

Who named our potentates in charge to date There’ll be others, after we fill our final crate Will it ever matter who we put atop that slate Held to the grindstone their egos won’t ablate We allow them to keep us in a confused state Rush here, there, back again, as if we are late […]

Winter Wind Blows

Sometimes it is so simple to feel depressed Just maintaining an even keel a big success Bleak views of our ills constantly accessed Slip into a tortoise shell, hide in that recess I am run down, tired of facing terror, fear In the world and what is happening here Clamor for us to find a […]