My world is in pain There is war, both visible And invisible Murder and torture Ubiquitous indifference Killing for profits Sheep to the slaughter Machinations of power There is no honor in it Let the people go The many, dying for bread Thirst for clean water They are innocent Toiling for […]Read more "Pain and Toil (Haiku Series)"
Shifting and moving Light, shaping cells of being Waves alternating People, communing Bound by the weak current, a Valence of vision Questions that shape us Our joyful spaces, the life We create and love Brought to our sorrows The Affirmation of pain Each day, by vision Make each second real We […]Read more "Vision"
The warm summer nights Beneath the flashing awning Crowds, lines of moviegoers The sweaty hustle Street people making music Making money, play Children panhandling Strutting through traffic, laughing Birds, bright and feathered Chirp, sing, beat their wings Proud of their art and talking Politics and coffee Reading and writing Literature and […]Read more "Uptown (1987)"
An ocean of tears Shed in sorrow and silence Voiceless agony Angel, have mercy Sing, wash me in your echo Your cleansing music The withering world The divine presence binds me I will not perish Free me from myself Intoxicated by light Memories of love Calm me with reason Soak me […]Read more "Melancholia"
Life presents questions And I desire answers, give Me keys to the mysteries There is compulsion A relentless drive to see Truth, beauty, goodness Cloistered and alone Fists pounding in silent rage Alienation Echo is silent The forgotten muse retreats In the muffled dark In the womb of fear Scratching images of hope On the […]Read more "Mystery"
The little man smiled Buttoning his stiff, white shirt His sharp starched collar Small Napoleon Salivating, he whips the wind Ties his bright red knot Tiny emperor Broken and narcissistic Ruined and alone The bloated orange fool Frothing at the mouth. raving A lunatic clownRead more "Imp-erator"
Sometimes I am meek Too scared to begin the day I wait in my room Dangerous people Prowling, sleepless on the streets Cruel expectationsRead more "Hiding"