Sunday, June 23, 2013

Reality Squared

Reality squared
       Impoverished beings that we are
Equals the square root of our hope
       That we are something more.

The truth we know rewrites itself
Disordered anew to resonate
With chaotic drift to landing place
The harbor of our souls to compensate
With golden coins of history
Stamped with human face of deity.

Reality squared
       To dust and ash our bodies revert
Equals the square root of our hope
       That we are . . .

That we are more than the cuneiform, 
papyrus, vellum, cloud drive of our words.

Posted at Poets United Poetry Pantry #155.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Seahorse Day

I wrote letters to my father
He never wrote me back

I said my prayers to God
He gave me but a book

The voice I sought to guide me
Paternalistic hidden

I now wish for a seahorse
To carry me through the flood

A pony express through time
To the man who heard my voice

And under jealous eye of goddess
His naiad I would be

Dancing on the moonlit lake
From which the horse does drink

Waiting to carry off two lovers
In memoriam 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Crypto Cat

Suspicion frowns upon the black panther
Whose myth resurfaces four times a year
Like a season of fear when the woods won't breathe
And its creatures won't stir to brave stalking death.

When somewhere in the backwoods
Two hunters meet, eye to eye, breath to breath,
The two-legged speaks, "Your black coat is mine."
The four-legged smiles a Cheshire smile, "You won't want to go there."

And each released from sudden blindness, brothers part,
Contenders for a greater truth
As elsewhere the debate goes on:
Puma jaguarundi or melanistic cougar crypto cat.

And renewed the mistrust and spewed the disrespect
Between the experts of the ivory towers
And woodsmen of the virgin bowers
Contending the range of the elusive beast.

Posted at Poets United Poetry Pantry #153.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Weather Channel

God oh my God oh my God oh my God oh
my God oh my God oh my God oh my God
oh my God oh my God oh my God
oh my God oh my God oh my
God oh my God oh my God
oh my God oh my God oh
my God oh my God
oh my God
oh my God
oh my

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Lose religion
Find faith
Add your god
To the pantheon
Fill your cup
With philosophy
Crucify another
The god gene pounces
Cat and mouse
Hold this rock
This unhewn stone
This burden
Fuels your flight

Futilitarian Joy

Road submerged in drought too long, rain too late,
The work that must be done will have to wait.
Futilitarian joy it is to me
That I must love this flooded day.

This is Sunset

When the solar arms embrace your aura
And fill your well of hope that all is well
With a world on the edge of darkness,
This is sunset.
When the sun is set
And the moon yet lingers in that embrace,
Soothing balm of light
Heals earthly eyes from glaring truth.