Imp-erator

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 clown

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Hiding

Sometimes I am meek Too scared to begin the day I wait in my room   Dangerous people Prowling, sleepless on the streets Cruel expectations

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On Writing – Part IV

On Writing   “A writer is not so much someone who has something to say as someone who has found a process that will bring about new things he would not have thought of if he had not started to say them. That is, he does not draw on a reservoir, he engages in an […]

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Ego

Ego   I am confounded Deceived and ignorant Lying to the world   I am a blind man Sightless old Polyphemus My head in the clouds   Adrift in the mist Watch sunlight diffusing Lighting my day dreams   I hide from myself The subject of scrutiny A joke of the fates   Fountains of […]

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Supplicant

Earth is your garden Goddess, light of heaven burning Bright, in your service   We flower in you Goddess, queen of the cosmos Formed in your bounty   The wind is your praise Goddess, of the starry field You spin the world, fate   Cleanse the poison air Goddess, free us from our doom Swoon, […]

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