Category Archives: humanity

late harvest

Sunday school teacher white-haired and diminutive lessons lost on youth.

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Revolt – ing

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

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capitol

tear gas, shattered glass; bloodshed, no shred of honor. Winter in my soul.

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ruthless

Beware of snakes selling snake oil, especially if you frequent the same dens.

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Room to Think

“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

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Day Six: Ekphrasis

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

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New Reality

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

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Happy Hour

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

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Dodge Ball

It’s Day One of NaPoWriMo!* Today’s prompt: “write a self-portrait poem in which you make a specific action a metaphor for your life – one that typically isn’t done all that often, or only in specific circumstances. My offering: Dodge Ball … Continue reading

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Please Fasten Your Seat Belts

Today it is cold, wet and windy outside. From my living room, I watch jets coming in low as they approach PDX three miles to the south of my home. Usually they are high up and flying due south when … Continue reading

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