Kingdom

Kingdom I want to go back to the homelands I don’t even know exactly why My ancestry here goes back 200 years But my spirit still lets out a sigh A sigh that echoes off the cliffs of Dover A sigh that resonates with the pipes I sense my heartbeat swelling larger This longing flies…

Trivial

Trivial Without the daily occurrences There would be no poetry We all look for the grandeur There is nothing wrong with that Except we tend to miss the glorious Within the small, the tedious, the mundane For wisdom plainly speaks The greatest goodness is in the earth It is the poet who discovers it Then…

Another Other

Another Other I had to take a nap today I was completely exhausted From trying to be someone I’m not I guess that’s why some have to drink their coffee I guess that’s why some have to smoke their pot It seems we’re all one day thrown into this game This game where so very…

Springtime

Springtime It’s snowing flower petals at my house pinks, purples, whites all the while the sky is sullen ashen grey what a contrast on this day maybe it is what you see, or how you see it, that makes the difference

The Role

The Role How I see facts May not be how reality sees facts So what I see, what I experience Might not be the truth at all It might be a part of the play The key point in the drama Where the antagonist is in the midst There just might be a turn in…

Movement in Pi

Movement in Pi (π) It is a poet’s most dreaded moment When there is nothing to write The entire world within is dead Which makes all things without the same Even though the sun shines brightly Even though the grass is being mowed Even as the wasps and bees swirl around the window panes And…

Borderlands

Borderlands I sense a great chaos Churning and turning Roaring and buzzing Multiple ideas, and thoughts Lies and truths Swirling in a great pandemonium All within the confines of my mind An entire universe of universes Trapped within the rind Of a cantaloupe   I am about to burst asunder Spilling all of this new…

Liberation (The Unwrapping)

Liberation (the unwrapping) There’s an app to tell me how well I’ve slept An app to tell me if I’ve walked enough An app to keep me on my feet An app to measure if I’m fit and tough Yet there’s not an app to help rid me of this anger Nothing to diagnose this…

Wonder

Wonder The curtain has been raised And this is what is seen What to others looks like a giant mess Yet to my Maker it is serene He sees the beauty in the silks He sees color, symmetry, lines He sees life is drifting right in the midst He sees wonder in the chaos that…

The Rush

Rush Sometimes I sit here before this scene Like a frenzied race horse stuck in the gates Ready years ago to be released into the race The race declared long past to be finished Yet I still want to run Others have run and run well I stand amongst the earthen swell Feeling like I…

The Daily

The Daily I’d like to write a poem every day Yet I seem to run out of things to say That happens when the clock runs your life No time to take the time for living Just keep on going and keep on giving Until there is nothing left in the heart or soul or…

The Stranger

The Stranger Grief is such a stranger to me That might sound like something magical, wondrous But it is quiet and dead and dehumanizing The lack of grief is a very reason to grieve The lack of capacity to grieve Signals the presence of the monotonous, the mundane I guess I need to set aside…