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Category Archives: humanity
Sunday school teacher white-haired and diminutive lessons lost on youth.
Don’t turn your head and dab your eyes. Face square the scene, then raise your cries. Such treachery we must defy, prosecute and rectify. The People’s House they desecrate. Within its halls they defecate. Seditious cowards’ acts of hate true … Continue reading
tear gas, shattered glass; bloodshed, no shred of honor. Winter in my soul.
Beware of snakes selling snake oil, especially if you frequent the same dens.
“Welcome to my house!” The little boy pulls aside a low hanging branch and gestures into the shadow of an old growth cedar tree. “What a lovely home!” I look around the imaginary room: the evergreen walls, the mossy drapes, … Continue reading
Day Six of NaPoWriMo.* Today’s prompt asks us to “write a poem from the point of view of one person/animal/thing from Hieronymous Bosch’s famous (and famously bizarre) triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights.” I used a different painting, Franz Marc’s … Continue reading
Day Three of NaPoWriMo.* My offering: New Reality I despise the vile duplicity, the partisan stupidity, the rank and file idiocy that purports to be our polity. I’m aching for tranquility, serenity, simplicity, stability, integrity, sincerity, morality. I’ll cease my … Continue reading
Day Two of NaPoWriMo.* Today’s prompt: “write a poem about a specific place — a particular house or store or school or office. Try to incorporate concrete details…” My submission: Happy Hour Almost six p.m. Happy hour. Parking lot is … Continue reading