On Thunder & Power

Whence come tyrants, oppressors and despots,
castles, aristocracies, and upper classes?
Where of the earth comes this power
When none, more than another, knows what the thunder says?

Strong Language

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Wordsmith Wednesday – Poem VI

The echoes of you
scream louder
and
lie heavier
than your presence
ever could

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Touchstone Tuesday – Poem IV

It is, somehow, of great pride
and of stark vulnerability
to write.

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Lottery

Lottery and tragedy

purpose to reveal

our thorough inconsistency

and incongruity —

that we would mumble

“why me?”

and “why not me?”

all at once.

 

 

One thing, though, remains constant:

“me.”

 

Firestone Friday – Poem VI

All the ghosts
of my dead dreams
have told me of you —
that you would
be the one
to make a ghost
of me.

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Halloween

Perhaps,

we should all fashion ourselves as

failure

death

and

public speaking —

for, beyond goblins and clowns,

that’s what really

makes us to tremble.

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Happy Halloween!

Wordsmith Wednesday – Poem V

“That’s mine!”
I yell,
as the guard throws another
piece of my flesh
to the hounds.

He laughs,
as their frothy mouths
attack insatiable.
“If you would stop
wandering in here,
we wouldn’t keep doing this.
You know that you may leave
in any moment.”

I respond,
as I always do,
“I will stay a little longer.”

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Touchstone Tuesday – Poem III

Long has it been
since the song of birds
or the chorus of winds
or the cadence of my heart
could drown out
the echoes of you.

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Firestone Friday – Poem V

With fire and steel
torrents and zeal –

with wind and with ice
with day and with nights –

the moon and her stars
with sighs and with scars –

with earthen quakes
and dusty snowflakes –

with budding petals
and glistening metals –

silent humming
yet strident drumming:

You Are.

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Holiness

Sure, we’re all holy

(from the neck up)

 

aren’t we?

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