Sparks

Take these incendiaries with you on the trail:
let the words themselves be fat and resinous;
impregnate the charcoaled ink with paraffin;
and may the whole be written upon the scroll
Continue reading

Posted in Other, Poetry | 1 Comment

Fovea

I pause and breathless gasp at stars
which loose ten thousand brilliant shafts
through narrowed iris, fluoresce cones.

Continue reading

Posted in Other, Poetry | Leave a comment

Sestertius

Come, gather ’round
and square your minds
with an aquiline profile
Continue reading

Posted in Other, Poetry | Leave a comment

What “Medicare for All” Actually Means

Language is important. Since I’m a language guy, and since I know a great deal about how Medicare works since Jenn spent 10 years on Medicare prior to her death at 45 years of age in 2017, I’d like to bring some clarity to the Healthcare Reform debate.

Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Leave a comment

Ballentain

The love that blossoms
from the bud which perishes
unfolds forever.

Posted in Other, Poetry | Leave a comment

Absolution

Tell me, are you amazed
at the African mud swallow
which builds its tiny nest
on the sides of tall reeds
Continue reading

Posted in Other, Poetry | 2 Comments

Memories

Many-faceted shining bits
    of what we said and did,
they filter softly down
    and crowd around my knees.
Continue reading

Posted in Other, Poetry | 2 Comments

After Mary Oliver

every
  poem
         is a
           camel
Continue reading

Posted in Other, Poetry | Leave a comment

Quick to Speak, Quick to Anger

A Rorschach testĀ for our times could not be more ready made than the one which surfaced this weekend from Washington, D.C.: a smirking young man in a MAGA hat face to face with a shorter, older Native American man beating a drum.

Cue your rush to judgment.

Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | 1 Comment

Crossword

69 Down, “Ascend, 2 wds.”:  G-O-U-P
70 Down, “Rose sniffer”:  N-O-S-E

87 Across, “Yearn for.”

Continue reading

Posted in Other, Poetry | Leave a comment