Take the target off line. Move into its core. Mal-align the spine. And it will move anywhere you wish. Be it a person or a nation. Block and strike simultaneously. Take it by the wrist with sinking hips, use centripetal force, like a tornado moves ships. Remember to give time for retreat. For another opponent […]
I took centuries from you as you waited patiently knowing I would not return. Years, became months between the day, I began to prepare again, sharpening knives for distant lands, then the day came when, my letter and body returned by horseback. It seemed like that happened again, and again and then, once I came […]
That sunset over there Watch it….. Watch it disappear As the colors transform As the clouds dance Overhead Did they put you in a trance What did you see Shapes making patterns Did you see a future Did you hear your ancestors “Fix bayonets” Jumping over twisted wire Razor sharp Can you hear their war […]
They say meditate Breathe deeply Listen intently I listen As my thoughts dance From fire to flood Asking me to ignore, the now To be somehow Ignorant Of the world’s pain Seems insane For I am no hermit I am no Thoreau Living in the woods I am living here and now In the world […]
I wonder what can we do? What does caring improve? How much can action move? When people don’t even believe in evolution. When people don’t even believe in climate change. When people believe in an Adam & Eve. Two sentient beings put on Earth in Eden. Naming animals like they were the chosen. And they […]
watching like vultures on the corner of a swamp where the bodies are piled in high definition streaming as the murders continue the West why do you not protect them as they claimed their freedom in the land of pharaohs as your drones fly high watching the carnage the West the East are […]
There are ghosts on the road. They make the pavement cracked and old. They fill up your GPS with dots, connecting you from one grave to another. From brownstone to brownstone. As generations grow older and are born. So many faces are blurred together. So many variations on a theme. The living holding on to ...
Lack of impulse control is Not knowing what you are saying when You feel you are sharing To people who don’t want to hear Every little thing in your head Lack of impulse control is Writing manifestos for Quitting your career Posting them to Facebook And closing any future doors Executive dysfunction is Not being ...
We used to hide in your backyard dressed in camouflage all day. BB guns pumped up twenty times. That’s nearly .22 caliber we’d say. What might we kill today. Ready to shoot anything that moved. Birds, squirrels, a rabbit. Little boys without a clue. Just mirroring what we thought we knew, what men are. Playing ...
I think of my own neighborhood, how people do not know each other. How quickly we go out to get our garbage can. As we nod our heads briefly so that we might understand, that there is something more important going on inside, than to chat. Maybe a pot of something boiling for a recipe. ...
I graduated from building blocks to tic tac toe. I graduated from Tonka Trucks to Lego. I graduated from Ewoks to G.I. Joe. We pass the baton from one generation to another. Degrees earned and Resumes written. Skills acquired and careers gotten. I remember sitting in school thinking about all the nonsense I was […]
The wind blows. The birds sing. The water flows. In the beginning was sound. A frequency that blew through the ground. Rising volcanoes from bursting stars. Energy compacted and thrown so very far. The up and down of a wave comes from our lips as sound is made. Attempting to describe all that can be […]
You see life. You feel life. But it passes you by. The calmness in the sky. Not a cloud in site. Colors changing, eternally. When we ride bikes, we think where are we going. When we work, we hope our fortune is growing. When we vote, we believe that it will count. We practice worrying […]
I ride with you today with your new strawberry bike. Your legs just right to reach. Your breaking is controlled falling. I wonder about your future. How time features moments. Slices of looks. Memories from photo books. As we hold tight. You are none of this. None of the fear we see. None of the […]
Tribes holding tight to tradition. Stone aged warriors hunting boar. Bare chested women preparing for tonight’s feast. Ring nosed and ancient. Skin tight, muscled agents. Singing stories of ghosts and spirits, and the magic of the animals. All speaking unique tongues. Tribes living next to each other. Territory not marked but known. Land connected by […]
SUMMARY U.S. Army infantry. I raised my hand in two thousand two. I signed up to get some. How about you? Four tours in Iraq. One in Afghanistan. I lost friends. I lost my wife. I lost my home. I lost my rights. OBJECTIVE To find employment where my ability to take pain and not […]