Tag Archives: humanity

That’s What I Think

~~~~~ God’s feet I imagine Would not fit In my backyard Nor in the town Where I live Being so large God must be clumsy Or, perhaps, allergic To us, to people Do god’s sneezes Bring storms Mayhap god trips Steps into the ocean Causing rough seas Floods and tsunamis Eating suns, novae Hot breath […]

Grow Silent, Listen, Hear

~~~~~ From the Minor musings of Phileas the Lesser I wonder if I shall ever find Wonder, magic, all together? Not bits and bobs, flotsam Scattered through my life, Apprehended by my perception. Expressed through my creativity. In our world, our universe, Put together just so, Where life rises and life falls, Each in proper […]

By and By

Sick for over a week and it has been difficult to stay focused  on anything. Starting to come back. ~~~~~ Could I ever write something so new That I can never ever explain it to you? Paint images you cannot comprehend, That offend you, tell you I’ve sinned? Could I conjecture a world so strange, […]

Silently Across the Night

~~~~~ Moving silently across the night-dark earth, Fires burn ever, Fluttering banners, gold and red, to mark the dead, Ever brighter, Projected onto shifting smoke, Ever hotter. An ever-changing, tattered screen, white, gray, black, Consuming all. No animal, no insect, no blade of grass remains For eyes to see. Glimpses through wind-blown billows, voids, Eyes […]

The Swansong of William Theodore Peacock

~~~~~ Stop up my ears and cover my eyes. Redeem me from the nightly news, From their blatant, calculated lies. To the men behind the curtain, pay, Pay no attention, So-called leaders, smoke and mirrors, Sleight of hand, misdirection and distraction. Shall I evoke the message, style From an earlier era? A man, a poet, […]

No Place Safe to Stand

~~~~~ If you find something’s wrong don’t cast about looking for a reason I’m the one to libel, always, I must honestly admit, this or any season You think you’re wrong, you’re incorrect, I’ll swear an oath I did it From simple misspelled words to atom bombs, for all I will take credit The argument […]

Before the End of Time

~~~~~ O, to imagine my words, my art might last Across the days, the years, the time to come, After I have gone Behind the curtain of future vision. I, to be merely in the wings And watch the players enliven my thoughts, Explain the meaning of my words, Daubs and strokes of painted memory […]

Covered with Cat Hair

~~~~~ My desk sits by the window, covered with cat hair. One chair leg is short, makes it wobble when I sit. These, my poor excuses for my daily shirking bit, So I go to check the frig, but I find there only air. Everywhere I go I ride my bike with two flat tires, Mostly […]

In the Construct of Glutted Days

~~~~~ In the depths, the canyons of urban landscape, Where, I wonder, should I think to find beauty? Difficult to know where I might start my search. Should I go to a park, surround by busy streets, With sounds of commerce, traffic roaring past? A museum, perhaps, full of line, design, people Crowded cheek by […]

A glowing orb reflects itself in opposition.

Ashamed

~~~~~ We should all be ashamed. None of us must remain unnamed, Whatever we believe now, Not matter what we learned, or how Or we believed yesterday, What we were taught, not in our DNA, We are ever likely to believe, Open our eyes; we are being deceived. The time we are breathing, Whether we’re […]