The Collections

The Collections Maybe these times of emptiness Cause me to be grateful when times are full Or maybe I’m just fooling myself Chasing apparitions – Maybe I shouldn’t be judging myself at all Taking time to analyze the how’s and why’s All the time and energy that takes Might just win the prize For the…

End of September

End of September This is the summer that is never ending The autumn came 3 days ago But only on the calendar The days are still warm; hot, even It seems they are waiting for something to change Something to change before they will change Sounds so familiar to me – I pass by a…

Chase

Chase Chase beauty and it will find you Give out love and you will find it Watch the palm trees sway in the autumn winds The change of seasons is coming , as it always does,  And everything is new again – Stop trying to measure the meter Stop trying to match the rhyme  Stop…

The Races

The Races I sit on the back porch Night Cool breeze stirring in its freedom The crickets chirping all around me An occasional change in their rhythm Rarely a change in their rhyme The waxing moon rests above Saturn in her gracious clutches Peace, tranquility, good This is the realm beyond time – Off in…

Life’s Essence

Life’s Essence We think we’re so smart Yet we really don’t even know what life is Sure you can boil and pipet You can microscope and experiment You can hypothesize, theorize We can discover Oxygen, carbon dioxide, glucose Neurons, mesons, electrical processes DNA that tells us everything Fourteen complex reactions for every photon Processing it…

Creatives

Creatives Artists are a lot like God They come up to a great nothing Blank and void and empty They begin to see They begin to draw They begin to paint Layers at a time At any given point You can hear the whispers from outside “What is that?” “That makes no sense” And the…

Pressing

Pressing I need to write — I’m not sure why All I want is to touch the sky Yet all I do is squirm through the earth I don’t want to hear all the caterpillar metaphors I see what happens to the earthworms Food for birds Drying out in the hot sun Dying on the…

Resilience

 Resilience Everything beautiful about you Has been cut to the ground The lines of the years now show on your face You feel like you are just one small disgrace In a great big universe of order and shadow But I see something I see where everyone thought you were dead Yet you are alive…

Grateful

Grateful Ah, for so long I have tried to be the poet extraordinaire But, alas, my books just sit on the shelf Not going anywhere I made all sorts of excuses It’s the modern day No one reads poetry anymore There has to be a video There has to be a meme Vacillating from one…

Authenticity

Authenticity I’m flat on my back Staring at the stillness of the ceiling fan Listening to the noise get greater and greater Feeling the silence envelop me This is prayer of the purest sort This raw exposure below 3 incandescent bulbs Their light speaks vacant emptiness Except “close your eyes and feel the nothing.” I…

Musings on a Sunday (Unfinished)

Musings on Sunday (Unfinished) We often feel we must have something to say We must have this profound wisdom This answer And we must have it now Give it now Know it now   Yet we really live in the midst of a vast universe Unknown Untouched Never experienced   Still we think we know…

Etiology

Etiology The source of all my troubles is comparison Comparison always leaves me wanting Or it leaves me full of pride It has never placed me in the streams of peace Never has it put me in the fields of love Never has it let me sleep the night away In dreams of wonder and…