Thursday, November 20, 2014

Social Security I

Brick is no match for the hammer
Wood's up in smoke with a match
Glass stands at the ready to shatter
Yet we have faith in a latch.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Fringe of Faith

Shadows dance wildly
      with demons perceived
on the edge
                   of impenetrable darkness
     what we choose to ignore
  and decide to believe.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Regressive Light

Like snatching a small gnat with chopsticks

The mind clasps certain details
With a brief flash of angst
They're ignited
And that is where reason derails.

Before long a bonfire rages
Fueled by distortions of history
Falsely presenting the future
As if how things could go well
Is a mystery.

Love as a Snack

Sometimes love is like pure chocolate
But it can be tough jerky, too
Sometimes soft and really sweet
Sometimes hard to chew.
On days when we're in Candy Land
It's clear our love is true
On other days, when we have a beef,
Well, . . . protein's good for you!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


So many
        so lonely

perched in public
    earbuds in
dressed to the tens
  in the right hand
    in the other
        to be noticed
but not realized
     by another person
just as perfectly
and brilliantly